The Fraumunster church was founded by Emperor Ludwig, Louis the German in 853 year. It is the very first church of Southern Germany. Hildegard was the first nun of the church who was also Ludwig’s daughter. The nuns of the church achieved many rights on the church making it a noble place for nuns to live in 13th century. The last nun of the church, Katharina von Zimmern donated the church and its followers to Zurich city.
During 1833-1844 years the church was taken care by hosted by Catholics. The major renovation of the church was done in 20th century. The small church can be spotted by far away because of its slender blue spire shape on the top of clock tower. When visiting church do sit inside and attend a prayer by sitting in the cleaned environment of the church. The main attraction of the church is its Chagall windows that were built by an 80 year old artist name, Marc Chagall in 1970
The five large 10 meters high stained glasses are best visible in the morning sunlight where each of the windows has its own color theme representing different symbols. The blue and green color represents earth followed by red and yellow portraying heavens. The first window represents Prophets in red-orange color. The window show Elijah’s take off to the heaven that is watched by Elisha. The second window is showing Jacob in blue color that displays his battle and dreams of heaven. The third window shows Christ in green color and it is the largest window of all. The window shows many different part and scenes from Christ’s life. The fourth window shows Zion in yellow color that portrays an angel proclaiming end of the world. The fifth window shows Law in blue color where Moses holds Ten Commandments and looks down at the suffering of his people either going to war to troubling each other.
The church’s architecture is in Gothic and Romanesque style. It is open at different timings which can be found online. When visiting Zurich do step by the church to check out its attractive windows.