Minister of Our Lady (Fraumunster)


Built by Charlemagne’s grandson, Louis the German, in 853 for his daughter Hildegard. The building was constructed to provide an abbey for aristocratic women.

King Henry III gave the convent permission to hold markets, collect tolls, and even mint coins in 1045. The abbey was dissolved on November 30, 1524, and the monastery buildings were destroyed in 1898 to provide space for the Stadthaus.

Today the building serves as a parish church in Zurich. The main square, Munsterhof, where the church is located was named after the structure and served as the marketplace of the medieval city.

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Best Time to Visit: Address: Münsterhof 2, 8001 Zürich

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