St. Peter's Church

Zurich

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich

Zürich

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Hotel Alexander

Zürich: Hotel Alexander

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Boot Zurisee

Zürich: Boot Zurisee

Zürich: Uetliberg - Zürichsee

Zürich: Uetliberg - Zürichsee

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich (Kreis 6): Landesmuseum - Erweiterungsbau

Zürich (Kreis 6): Landesmuseum - Erweiterungsbau

Zürich › West: Hardbrücke

Zürich › West: Hardbrücke

Zürich (Kreis 4) / Hard: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich (Kreis 4) / Hard: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

Zürich: Prime Tower - KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

Zürich: Prime Tower - KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

Zürich (Kreis 6): Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Zürich (Kreis 6): Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Zürich: ETH Zürich - Technopark - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Universität Zürich - Uetliberg - Zürich, Zürich HB

Zürich: ETH Zürich - Technopark - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Universität Zürich - Uetliberg - Zürich, Zürich HB

Zürich › Nord: KV Zürich Business School - Hard One - Best Carwash - Hardbrücke - Escher Wyss - Schiffbau - Jumbo compact Zürich - Abaton

Zürich › Nord: KV Zürich Business School - Hard One - Best Carwash - Hardbrücke - Escher Wyss - Schiffbau - Jumbo compact Zürich - Abaton

Zürich: Zürichsee - Grossmünster - Zurich town hall - barfussbar - Helmhaus - Frauenbad Stadthausquai - Limmat

Zürich: Zürichsee - Grossmünster - Zurich town hall - barfussbar - Helmhaus - Frauenbad Stadthausquai - Limmat

St. Peter's Church in Zurich is the only baroque church in the city. The clock on the tower is the largest in Europe and the dial has a diameter of 8.7 metres. There are also five bells in the tower dating back to 1880 with the largest weighing over 6,000 kg without clappers.

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St. Peter's parish church is the oldest church in Zurich and dates to before the year 900. From the Middle Ages to 1911 the church tower was used as a fire lookout point. Rudolf Brun, the first mayor of Zurich, was buried in this church. The famous theologians Johann Caspar Lavater and Leo Jud both worked here. Of special note are the baptismal font of 1598 and the choir chairs with their armrests and rich carvings from the 15th century which originated in the suppressed convents of the city. Other attractions are the rich acanthus adornment with Bible verse over the pulpit, the crystal chandeliers modeled in the style of 1710 and the organ with 53 stops.

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