The Fraumünster (Fraumunsterstrasse, Zurich) was once the political centre of Zürich and the abbess had many prominent medieval rights - including the right to mint coins. This, of course, led to much rivalry with the Monastry which was attached to Grossmünster - men being the lesser of the two sexes.
In the post-reformation environment, the Convent was abolished and feudals rights taken over by the new secular authorities.
These days, Fraumünster (Fraumunsterstrasse, Zurich) is probably more famed as the home of windows by Marc Chagall (installed in 1970) which are best seen in morning light.
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