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Wasserkirche, Zurich

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The Wasserkirche ("Water Church") of Zürich, first mentioned as ecclesia Aquatica Turicensi around 1250 and as wazzirkilcha in 1256, is a church built on a small island in the Limmat, situated between the two main churches of medieval Zürich, the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, at the Limmatquai and the Münsterbrücke.
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  • The crypt is where the saints Regula and Felix would have been beheaded. The water church has an older part and is strange because of the mix of two very different architectural styles. Interesting... 
    The crypt is where the saints Regula and Felix would have been beheaded. The water church has an older part and is strange because of the mix of two very different architectural styles. Interesting...  more »
  • This is the oldest church in Zurich. It is not very large and is currently used for a variety of events. Next to the river, hence its name. 
    This is the oldest church in Zurich. It is not very large and is currently used for a variety of events. Next to the river, hence its name.  more »
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  • The ancient heart of this city. Much more interesting than the church is the holy pagan stone in the crypt underneath. You can visit it. It's a ritual site from when Switzerland was not christian or even celtic yet. Back when our forebears had no god and worhsipped the river, spirits and nature in general. I can recommend Kurt Derungs books on Zürich, if you are interested in this.
  • This is the oldest church in Zurich. It is not very large and is currently used for a variety of events. Next to the river, hence its name.

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