Predigerkirche is one of the four main churches of the old town of Zürich. First built in 1231 as a Romanesque church of the then Dominican Predigerkloster, the Basilica was converted in the first half of the 14th century, the choir between 1308 and 1350 rebuilt, and an for that time unusual high bell tower was built, regarded as most high Gothic edifice in Zürich.

The abbey-choir building had been used for secular purposes since the 16th century Protestant Reformation, and was transformed by the installation of shelves into a warehouse building. For several centuries it was used as a granary. Since 1914 the choir building has been administrated by the Zentralbibliothek (Zürich central library), the main library of both the canton, city and the University of Zürich.

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Founded: 1231
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Philippe Jacques Kradolfer (16 months ago)
The "Predigerkirche" in Zurich is an import architectural building dating back to the 13th. Century. With a beautiful exterior and a simple and austere interior is a must visit while in Zurich. It is currently used as a cultural hall.
Heman Patel (16 months ago)
Amazing church. We went during the Christmas period, so it can be busy with all the stalls outside.
yash shukla (2 years ago)
Its a great place . Peaceful and beautiful and one of the most important churches of Zürich
Ben Hsu (2 years ago)
A peaceful and quiet religious place amid shopping and dining district of Niederdorf and Oberdorf, part of Zurich's Old Town.
Kathryn Hatfield (3 years ago)
We happened to be going by just as bells were ringing for midday prayers, so we went in. It was a lovely, 20-minute still point in the day, with some songs and prayers and a Bible reading and reflection. When it was all over the other ladies just got up and left - I was a little surprised no one spoke to us, but we looked around the church a bit instead. A very quiet and welcoming place.
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