Augustinerkirche, Zürich

This catholic church is located in central Zürich on the western side of the Limmat river, one block east of Bahnhofstrasse.

I visited this church in September 2017 both during the day and after dark.

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-2

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-4

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-3

Augustinerkirche

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-5

I don’t normally take photos of Jesus, but I thought this was quite funky

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-8

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-6

I’m a fan of cool doors

“mein gedächtnis ist mir nicht aus dem hirn geschlagen worden sag ich mir”

my memory has not been taken from my mind, I tell myself

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-12

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinerkirche-13

The area

These are some photos of the area around the church.

Augustine Laneway Augustinergasse

Augustine Laneway

Church building in Augustine Laneway

Church building in Augustine Laneway

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinergasse-3

Church building in Augustine Laneway

Augustinerkirche from Augustinergasse

Augustinerkirche from Augustinergasse

Augustinergasse

Augustinergasse

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinergasse-6

Augustinergasse

Switzerland, Kreis 1, Zürich, Augustinergasse-7

Augustinergasse

Address

  • Münzplatz 3, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
  • 700m / 10mins walk from Bahnhofplatz
  • Rennweg – Tram 6, 7, 11, 13
  • Paradeplatz – Tram 2, 8, 9 & Bus N14

Map

Building

  • Built around 1270 (Romanesque church)
  • Rebuilt 1844 (Gothic revival church)
  • Restored / rebuilt 1959 (original construction re-established) 

History

  • Discontinued as a church during the reformation – early 1520s and given to Augustiner Amt, an administrative body of the City of Zürich
  • Currently one of the three medieval churches in the Lindenhof district of the city of Zürich.

Links

Wikipedia

Augustinerkirche, Zurich, Switzerland

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s