Grossmünster Doorway - Zurich, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 47° 22.215 E 008° 32.641
32T E 465574 N 5246410
Quick Description: The Grossmünster (English: Great Minster) is 12th-century church in the Romanesque architectural style in Zurich, Switzerland. It has a lovely ornate doorway.
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Date Posted: 9/26/2014 1:27:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMMJ5E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The Northern portal, on Zwingliplatz, is the way you go in...and it has a most wonderfully carved doorway. Take the time to look closely at the Medieval stonework: there are birds and beasts and foliage, some wonderful examples of 'ordinary' clothes of the time and...on the left-hand capital, a man playing a fiddle (perhaps to calm the breasts of the savage beasts on either side of him?)."

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"The bronze doors outside the Grossmünster were designed by Otto Münch. This door is decorated with scenes from Bible stories."

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Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On private property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Romanesque

Address or physical location:
Grossmünsterplatz Zurich, Switzerland 8001


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