Next to the Lindenhof hill, site of the former Roman castle, a temple to Iuppiter was built on the site of todays St. Peter Church. An early small church is archaeologically attested for the 9th century. This first old chruch was replaced by a romanesque church around AD 1000. 1230 it was replaced by an other romanesque structure. Parts of the 1230 building survive. 1460 the nave was reconstructed in Gothic style. Prior to the reformation, St. Peter was the only parish church of the town, the rest being part of monasteries. St. Peter is one of the four protestant churches that are dominating the Zurich old town.
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Zurich is the worlds best city in which to live, with the highest quality of life, according to recent studies — which also makes it a perfect place to visit. While most people know Zurich’s reputation as a modern banking center, you will be surprised to discover Zurich old town which is among the largest in Switzerland. Zurich is ranked number one because of its superb cultural, economic and environmental conditions, and for high scores on other important social criteria, as determined by the Mercer Human Resource Foundations annual study. This financial capital makes a convenient final destination in our Alpine journey, for it is another attractive town, with a quaint old section by the river, and is just 30 minutes away from the airport for our flight home. We spend the evening, with time for dinner and a stroll along the banks of the river in Zurich old town, enjoying its pedestrian atmosphere. These cobblestone lanes lined with old buildings provide a picture-perfect experience to complete our tour. Zurich old town is an ideal place to stay — especially when you consider the main visitor attraction: a beautiful old town of cobbled lanes lined with historic buildings and numerous fine shops and restaurants. It is delightful to wander in Zurich’s old town large pedestrian zone that is filled with enchanting little alleys which lead through an ancient town founded during the Middle Ages. Visitors can take pleasure in its wonderful lifestyle, enjoying friendly, efficient …