Zurich's Limmat River lazily flows through this old city perched on the edge of Germany and Austria. And watching over it's descent from Lake Zurich are several centuries-old churches, with pointed steeples thrust up into the Swiss sky.
Reaching back to 858, Fraumünster Church's spire, needle-shaped, is a most prominent landmark. It's trademark green steeple can be seen from much of the city. It is located just off the Münsterbrücke Bridge, and boasts five stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall.
Here, St. Peter's Church, and its famous clock tower join Fraumünster Church's spire. On this crystal blue skied day, the gold numbers of St. Peter's can still be discerned despite the bright rays.
Raised in the 8th or 9th century, St. Peter's clock is the largest in Europe. Apparently, the Swiss take time very seriously, and refuse to be outdone!
On the other side of the Limmat, the twin towers of Grossmünster Church join the watch. Opened in 1220, this Romanesque church is built over a Roman burial ground. In fact, there is a crypt beneath the church from the 11th century.
Time prevented me from entering any of these houses of worship, but they are on my list for my next visit to Switzerland.
All photos taken by the author with iPhone 7.
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