Go Back in Time with Kirche St Peter

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Go Back in Time with Kirche St Peter

There’s something about old churches that makes me go back in time. It’s like being swallowed up by history and next thing, it’s reliving the life of priests, and saints, and countrymen who’ve walked the church’s halls and experienced culture, history, and time.  Old school museums may have historic artifacts in it, but timeworn churches are THE historic artifacts in itself; and, it certainly is the best way to learn and experience more about a place’s beliefs and cultures. The Church of St. Peter, the oldest church in the city of Zurich, can sure heave one back in time – a time and place that seems to only exist in nostalgia.

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How to get to the Kirche St Peter in Zurich

This late Romanesque-Gothic inspired Church is located on the St. Peter’s paddock, which is one of the most charismatic places I’ve ever laid my eyes on. It can effortlessly command goose bumps from anyone who’d see it. It’s the largest church clock in the whole of Europe and everything else blurs out into existence – the baroque basilica seems like a cutout from a history book. The most convenient way to go here is by foot, during weekday mid-afternoons, where Zurich life is at the backdrop of this centerfold vista.

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What to do and see in the Kirche St Peter in Zurich

Even the yellow leaves and raw cold air makes the whole Kirche St Peter seem even more surreal. From the outside, the iconic steeple highlights everything else. From the inside, the organ sets the whole picture-perfect tone of the church. Chandelier, staircase, and wood. It’s one of those rare marvels that make you play a tune in your head, while an interpretation of heaven slowly form right before thy very eyes. I see history, I hear time, I feel great.

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This kirche is good not just for religious events and experiences, but also for other personal highlights. The whole parish is preserved to romantic perfection, and finding it inside the old town of Zurich just makes it even more remarkable. It makes you feel like everything’s going back in time, and this time, you get to bring the whole epiphany back to reality.

Address: Sankt Peterhofstatt, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Website: www.st-peter-zh.ch/‎


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Crossing the Quaibrücke
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Go Back in Time with Kirche St Peter
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How to Dump a Beautiful City
In the Middle of Swiss and Stars
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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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