You are here
In the Fraumünster, the stained glass windows by Chagall and Giacometti produce an enormous stream of visitors. It was necessary to introduce a new guidance system addressing this topic, while taking into account the requirements of churchgoers. At the same time the archaeological excavation of the first crypt from the 9th century was to be made accessible. Now two new stairs from the rood screen and from the courtyard to the town hall make the low crypt accessible, the sacristy has been redecorated and the reception area of the Gull entrance redesigned.
Strong colours, inspired by icons and paintings from the Carolingian founding of the Fraumünster, give the exhibition in the crypt – open to visitors for the first time – a modern character and enable a thematic orientation. The new exhibition provides a glimpse of the Fraumünster's preceding buildings and conveys its more recent Reformation based history. The archaeological trove in the centre of the room is accentuated by focused lighting and a ceiling design replicating the ground-plan. Multilingual audio guides with different apps customized to the varying interests of the public provide in-depth information on the Fraumünster and its history.