Leuk charnel house
Leuk charnel house – A 20 m long wall of skulls gives the chapel in the middle of Leuk its name. These are not people who died in plagues or wars, who found their last resting places here, but the mortal remains of those for whom there was no room in the cemetery. The inscription: "What you are, we once were. What we are, you will become", is a memento mori, a reminder that you must die.
The church in Tenna
Abbeys & churches – When the Walser people arrived in the valley, it is thought that they built their first church here in about 1350. It is dedicated to St. Valentine, now known as the patron saint of lovers - no wonder that so many people choose to get married here, with the fantastic views of the Safien valley. Some wall-paintings that have been preserved because they were painted over during the Reformation were only rediscovered in the nave in 1957.
Santa Maria del Castello
Abbeys & churches – The chapel dedicated to St. Mary sits on a hill above Osogna. It was built on the ruins of a medieval castle. Dating back to the 16th century, it was restored in 1972. The winged altar is the work of Ivo Strigel from Memmingen (1494). At its center, St. George and St. Markus are depicted, on the inner sides are the images of the saints Jacob and Wolfgang, on the outer sides Christopher and Anna Metterza.
Castle and Collegiate Church
Abbeys & churches – An architectural group whose construction began in the 12th century. The castle is now the regional government headquarters. There is a pretty cloister and a magnificent view from the Esplanade of the Collegiate Church.