St. Peter Church, Zürich, Switzerland

The Church of St. Peter is a place of power and devotion, a famous national monument and the first Protestant sacred building in the city of Zurich after the Reformation.

The tower had an early importance for the city by the fire-keepers, who perceived their task from the tower, and by the great clock, according to which all the public clocks had to be directed.

Rudolf Brun, the first Zurich Mayor, was buried in this church. The famous theologians Johann Caspar Lavater and Leo Jud worked here. The church square, which was the only one built in Baroque times, is like a bright and warm festive hall. In front of the church, accessible by a large freestreet, is a beautiful, tree-lined square, which invites you to rest in the middle of the romantic old town of Zurich.

St. Peter is now the church of the small town of the same name. There are Sunday worship services and evening celebrations in the Advent season and on other holidays. This church room offers a worthy setting for baptisms, weddings, funeral ceremonies, confirmations as well as for concerts, diploma celebrations and other festive events.

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