Together with Grossmünster and St. Peter's, this abbey makes up the city's classic triumvirate of religious buildings. Fraumünster started as a nunnery. In fact, it was Louis "the German" who built it for one of his daughters during the year 853. Since then, it gained political power up to the point that King Henry II granted the convent the right to mint coins, collect tolls, and to hold markets during the 11th century. Fraumünster has rather eclectic architecture in which no particular style stands out, as it comprises a little bit of all the different artistic trends that were transforming Zurich. This building is prominent due to its green-coloured tower, but what really makes this place famous are the magnificent stained-glass windows created by the geniuses Augusto Giacometti and Marc Chagall. These works were completed during the 20th century and represent different passages in the bible.
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