The Grossmünster (Great Church)

The Grossmünster (Great Church)

Any religious tour to Zürich must begin at the Romanesque Grossmünster, symbol of the city and Zürich's religious heart and soul. This is the site where legend says Sts. Felix and Regula are buried, the cathedral that Charlemagne is said to have founded himself. More importantly, it was here in...more

Excursion in Kreuzlingen

Excursion in Kreuzlingen

The Swiss city of Kreuzlingen and its German counterpart Constance hug the straits that lead from the Rhine River into Lake Constance. Both cities...more

Collège Calvin (Calvin College)

Collège Calvin...

Originally built as the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve chapel, the 15th-century...more

Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church) Lucerne

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Since its founding in the 13th century, the Franciscan Church has been...more

The Grossmünster (Great Church)

Any religious tour to Zürich must begin at the Romanesque Grossmünster, symbol of the city and Zürich's religious heart and soul. This is the site where legend says Sts. Felix and Regula are buried, the cathedral that Charlemagne is said to have founded himself. More importantly, it was here in the Grossmünster that Huldrych Zwingli preached a new brand of Christianity in the early 16th century, one that would change the face of Switzerland and Protestantism.

Any religious tour to Zürich must begin at the Romanesque Grossmünster, symbol of the city and Zürich's religious heart and soul. This is the site where legend says Sts. Felix and Regula are buried, the cathedral that Charlemagne is said to have founded himself. More importantly, it was here in the Grossmünster that Huldrych Zwingli preached a new brand of Christianity in the early 16th century, one that would change the face of Switzerland and Protestantism.

Excursion in Kreuzlingen

The Swiss city of Kreuzlingen and its German counterpart Constance hug the straits that lead from the Rhine River into Lake Constance. Both cities are home to interesting Old Towns, with narrow streets and quaint shops and eateries. Constance is famous in Christian history as the home of two important pre-Reformation church councils.

The Swiss city of Kreuzlingen and its German counterpart Constance hug the straits that lead from the Rhine River into Lake Constance.

Collège Calvin (Calvin College)

Originally built as the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve chapel, the 15th-century Auditorium became a lecture hall at the time of the Reformation (1536). On this site Calvin taught Reformed theology, and numerous Protestant refugee groups worshiped in their own tongue, including Italian Waldensians, the Dutch Reformed and the Scottish Presbyterians.

Originally built as the Notre-Dame-la-Neuve chapel, the 15th-century Auditorium became a lecture hall at the time of the Reformation (1536). On this site Calvin taught Reformed theology, and numerous Protestant refugee groups worshiped in their own tongue, including Italian Waldensians, the Dutch Reformed and the Scottish Presbyterians.

Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church) Lucerne

Since its founding in the 13th century, the Franciscan Church has been perpetually under construction or renovation. Evidence of its history is seen in the hodgepodge of architectural styles. The church's 13th-century portions are built in Gothic style; Renaissance and Baroque styles follow as the walls rise.

Since its founding in the 13th century, the Franciscan Church has been perpetually under construction or renovation.