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. It now belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich.
Date Posted: 1/3/2015 8:31:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMN69E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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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


"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

Additional information is available at Wikipedia (visit link)
Reformed or Congregational Denomination: Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (Evangelical-Reformed Church of the Canton of Zürich)

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

Zähringerplatz 6
Zurich, Switzerland

Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 1/1/1269

Architect: Not listed

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