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Chagall’s stained-glass windows


Zurich often basks in the dazzling Swiss sunlight, and when it is shining on the Fraumünster church in the Old Town, it brings to life a remarkable sight. The Chagall Windows are a stained-glass masterpiece created by one of the 20th century's most noted artists, Marc Chagall.
 

A striking sight in the sunlight

In a city where many of the best attractions are reminders of the distant medieval past, the Chagall Windows are a vibrant testament to the color and energy of modernity. Russian-born Chagall was already a renowned artist and master of stained glass windows in 1967 when he was invited to create the five new windows in the choir of Fraumünster abbey.

He came up with works of startling originality, each telling a different biblical story in vivid colors. The windows were installed in 1970. As light streams through them, the images contained within become vibrant. Reds, greens, blues and yellows shine out in an incredible testament to the artistic vision of their creator. Equally worth a look is the 9-meter-tall window on the north transept, created by Swiss painter Augusto Giacometti in 1940. Augusto also painted several stained-glass windows for the Grossmünster church on the opposite side of River Limmat, just a three-minute walk away.
 

Big experiences in short time

The layout of Zurich makes it an excellent city to visit, whether on business or for leisure. This is largely thanks to the close proximity of many of the city's finest attractions, which allows visitors to see some of the best sights within a short space of time. Come and appreciate the beauty of Marc Chagall’s windows one moment, and then find yourself browsing some of the most exclusive shops in the world on the Bahnhofstrasse only minutes later. After spending time appreciating some of Zurich's premier sites, relax in the comfortable rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport, only ten minutes from the downtown area.