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Predigerkirche - Zurich, Switzerland
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N 47° 22.431 E 008° 32.706
32T E 465657 N 5246810
Quick Description: The Predigerkirche (English: Preacher's Church) was built in the 13th century and was originally run by monks of the Dominican order.
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Date Posted: 9/26/2014 5:42:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJ31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 5

Long Description:
An historical marker (in German) at the church reads:

Vor der reformation kirche des dominikaner - oder predigerklosters. 1269 wurde die kirche vollendet. In der 1. H. des 14. jh. entstanden der heutige chor und die fenster des südl seitenschiffes.
1611-14 erhielt das schiff die heutige innenausstattung. Unter denkmalschutz seit 1968

[English Translation]

Before the Reformation, this was a Dominican church or preacher monastery. In 1269, the church was completed. In the 1st half of the 14th century, the current choir and the windows on the south aisle were created. 1611-14 the nave received the current interior design. Under monument protection since 1968

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHURCH:

"The elegant, Gothic forms of the Predigerkirche are only visible from one side, as on the other side it is partly integrated into the city’s central library. First mentioned in 1231, the preacher’s church was run by monks of the Dominican order, who put an emphasis on spreading the word. Zwingli’s Reformation meant the monks were kicked out, and the Predigerchurch became protestant. Nowadays they’re a bit more tolerant, they actually employ a Catholic priest and celebrate joint masses with Muslims or Buddhists. The church is open all day as a place of quiet, you can also always talk to a counsellor if you wish."

--Source (visit link)

Opening Times:
- Tue-Fri: 10:00 to 18:00
- Mon: 13:00 to 18.00
Winter (November to March)
- Sat and Sun: 10:00 to 17.00
Summer (April to October)
- Sat and Sun 10:00 to 18.00
Country/Land: Switzerland / Schweiz

Original Reference: Zurich A-Objekte, page 462 (but actually page 28 of 32 in the pdf document)

Address:
Zähringerplatz 6 Zurich, Switzerland 8001


Year built: 1269

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: [Web Link]

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[Deutsch] Bitte postet ein Foto, das ihr selbst gemacht habt. Bilder von Euch selbst sind nicht erforderlich, Bilder von Eurem GPS-Gerät möchten wir gar nicht sehen. Erzählt uns etwas von eurem Besuch. Falls Ihr kein Foto habt, könnt ich trotzdem einen Besuch loggen, aber dann möchten wir bitte ein bisschen mehr Text sehen.
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