The Grossmünster protestant church is an iconic symbol of Zurich, which was built in the 13th century in Romanesque style. Construction of the church begun in 1100 and it has since been rebuilt and renovated several times. It is believed that the church was built on the graves of the city's patron saints, Felix and Regula and built by Charlemagne as a monastery landmark. You can walk up the 187 stairs, which lead from the nave up to the tower vantage point. From there, you have an amazing view over the city of Zurich, the lake as well as majestic Alpine summits on the horizon.