Disentis Monastery - Benedictine Abbey

Disentis

Disentis dir. nord

Disentis dir. nord

Eglise

Eglise

Disentis - Lai Alv

Disentis - Lai Alv

Gendusas

Gendusas

Disentis

Disentis

Founded in the 8th century, Disentis Monastery is today the spiritual and educational center of the Upper Rhine Valley (Vorderrheintal). A cultural history exhibition depicts the history of the Benedictine Abbey as well as ecclesiastical art.

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Language:
de

Duration:
1 day

Persons:
10 - 30

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Whole year

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Founded around the year 720 as an hermitage, Disentis Monastery was often the site of hard-fought battles - due to its location at the foot of the Lukmanier Pass. The foundation walls of two churches from the 8th century are preserved to this day. The monastery school was first mentioned in the annals of 1285, the baroque monastery complex was built between 1683 and 1704.

The museum documents the history of the monastery as well as sacred art and Christian tradition. Its natural history exposition displays crystals and minerals found in the region. The Benedictine monks welcome visitors at their hourly prayers and at the celebration of the Eucharist. Disentis offers temporary stays for men at the monastery.

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