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  • Matto

    Marc Chagall was asked by pastor Peter Vogelsanger in 1967 for the design of the windows after a design competition in the Frauenkirche with Swiss artists had failed. Vogelsanger's attention was drawn to his first versions of the panes for the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, which he exhibited in Zurich in 1967. For Chagall, the Frauenkirche was something like love at first sight. In any case, half a year later the artist in Zurich was already at work. The world-famous painter received just 150,000 francs for his work, which was donated by the couple of building contractors Lou and Heinrich Hatt-Bucher.
    For the choir of the Zurich women’s cathedral, the Belarusian Marc Chagall created a five-part window cycle and a rosette. Chagall's world-famous masterpiece enchants visitors from all over the world today. Marc Chagall remained true to his motto, if I work from the heart, almost everything will stay true to his life.
    In an interview with Swiss television, Marc Chagall said about the Zurich glass paintings: “He do what he does. You can't explain the creative process of his works. ” Instead, visitors should be touched by the spirituality of the sacred space and its glass paintings and not be distracted.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Mariusz

    Entrance Fees (2017):
    Adults: 5 CHF
    Students - free

    Especially worth seeing are the Chagall windows, as well as the scripts

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    • January 3, 2018

  • Matto

    The Fraumünster is an evangelical-reformed church in the heart of Zurich's old town. Once a church of a women's monastery, today it is a church with a large preaching congregation, with a symphonic-romantic organ and a church choir, in which over 100 singers participate. The beautiful Romanesque-Gothic church building, the glass windows by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti attract many visitors every day. At Fraumünster, music and space form a unity, which can be experienced in the services and concerts. I like to sit in the room by the Chagall windows, here you can indulge yourself. I can also highly recommend the concerts that take place here.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • WildeHilde

    The Fraumünster as a church and architectural gem and the glass windows of Chagall and Giacometti as the distinctive cultural heirs of the last century attract diverse types of visitors: from Asia, North America, South America, Western Europe and increasingly also tourists from Eastern European and Russian origins

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    • March 29, 2020

  • Ingo

    Unfortunately, entry has to be paid now. (CHF 5)

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    • July 16, 2020

  • Bourcani🌱

    The Fraumünster has been an Evangelical Reformed church since 1524 with services, the liturgy of which is reformed in a simple and beautiful way. Services on Sunday mornings start at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Albrecht

    Very nice church

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    • July 27, 2021

  • MartinaTsüri

    Founded in 853 AD:
    The church and convent was founded in 853 by King Ludwig the German and was inhabited by women of the southern German aristocracy. It enjoyed the favor of kings and had the right to mint from Zurich until the 13th century. After the Reformation, the church and monastery came into the possession of the city.
    Romanesque and Gothic:
    Important components are the Romanesque choir and the high-vaulted Gothic transept. The nave was last rebuilt in 1911 after the north tower had been raised and the south tower removed in the 18th century.
    Art in the Fraumünster:
    The most important decoration next to the largest organ in the canton with 5793 pipes are its colored windows: the north window in the transept by Augusto Giacometti (1945). The five-part window cycle in the choir (1970) and the rosette in the south transept (1978) are works by Marc Chagall.

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    • August 29, 2021

  • Udo unter freiem Himmel

    Without big words. You just have to visit.
    NECESSARILY!!!!

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    • September 29, 2021

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