Ruined monastery – former Cluniac priory

Ruined monastery – former Cluniac priory

In the Middle Ages, one of the most important monastery buildings in Switzerland and an important stopping place on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. After the Reformation, the monastery, already partly in ruins, was finally closed....more

Bern Cathedral

Bern Cathedral

This is the city's most impressive late-Gothic building. The three-aisled basilica towers above the roofs of the Old Town. The building was started in 1421. The vantage point of this masterpiece is located 344 steps above the entrance in the...more

Cathedral of the Assumption

Cathedral of the...

The cathedral is a fitting symbol of the episcopal city of Chur....more

Son Martegn church – bearing testimony to the Baroque period

Son Martegn...

The present-day church – the sole example of the influence of Italian...more

Ruined monastery – former Cluniac priory

In the Middle Ages, one of the most important monastery buildings in Switzerland and an important stopping place on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. After the Reformation, the monastery, already partly in ruins, was finally closed. It was used only as a source of stone, and sometimes as a barn. Today, the magnificent ruins are used for cultural events, and walkers on the way to Santiago like to visit it as a source of strength and an impressive sight.

Bern Cathedral

This is the city's most impressive late-Gothic building. The three-aisled basilica towers above the roofs of the Old Town. The building was started in 1421. The vantage point of this masterpiece is located 344 steps above the entrance in the 100-meter-high cathedral spire (highest cathedral tower of Switzerland). One prominent feature is the portal, on which the depiction of the last judgment may be admired.

The Bern Münster Cathedral of St. Vincent is the most impressive late-Gothic building in the city and the largest and most important late medieval church in Switzerland. The three-aisled basilica without a transept towers above the roofs of the old town.

Cathedral of the Assumption

The cathedral is a fitting symbol of the episcopal city of Chur. Somewhat plain from the outside, it impresses with its magnificent interior.

The cathedral is a fitting symbol of the episcopal city of Chur. Somewhat plain from the outside, it impresses with its magnificent interior.

Son Martegn church – bearing testimony to the Baroque period

The present-day church – the sole example of the influence of Italian baroque architecture north of the Alps – was consecrated in 1677. It is the third sacred building on this site and dominates the village of Savognin with its mighty frontage. Built in the shape of a Greek cross, it has a low dome covered with painted frescoes.