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The Grossmuenster is possibly Zurich's best-known landmark. The crypt, dating from the latter part of the 11th century, is ... More
The Grossmuenster is possibly Zurich's best-known landmark. The crypt, dating from the latter part of the 11th century, is counted amongst the oldest surviving elements of the original Carolingian Münster (or cathedral). The 12th century brought the introduction of the nave and its impressive cloister, while the galleried basilica dates from a later period. The imposing twin towers displaying elements of Roman, Gothic and New Gothic styles, along with the frequently altered plans for extensions, caused a lengthy building phase. In 1762 the bell tower was destroyed by fire and following this the twin towers were given their present characteristic design. It was as a result of the reformation that the Grossmünster was transformed into the more soberly designed religious building it is today. It is a top tourist attraction for fans of architecture. Visitors can climb the Karlsturm, one of the two towers, for a lovely view of Old Town Zurich and Lake Zurich.
The Zurich Zoo is one of the best and most diverse zoos in all of Europe. It boasts over 2200
animals and 260 species, originating from all over the world. The rare species found here include frogs, birds, and ...