Helferei Zurich

Helferei Zurich

The unassuming office building at 13 Kirchgasse belies the importance of the work that was accomplished within its walls. Here is the "Helferei", the office where Huldrych Zwingli studied and wrote the sermons that forever altered Zürich and Switzerland. more

Excursion: Zwingli's Beginnings and End, Wildhaus and Zug

Excursion: Zwingli's Beginnings and...

Visitors interested in Zwingli's beginnings can visit the Zwinglihaus in Wildhaus, 80 miles east of Zürich. A small museum occupies the farmhouse...more

Excursion in Basel

Excursion in Basel

Bern's leap into the Reformation was followed soon after by Basel, but...more

Excursion: Alttäufergemeinde Emmental, Mennoniten (Langnau Mennonite Church)

Excursion:...

The Langnau Mennonite Church, a small congregation in the nearby town of...more

Helferei Zurich

The unassuming office building at 13 Kirchgasse belies the importance of the work that was accomplished within its walls. Here is the "Helferei", the office where Huldrych Zwingli studied and wrote the sermons that forever altered Zürich and Switzerland.

The unassuming office building at 13 Kirchgasse belies the importance of the work that was accomplished within its walls. Here is the "Helferei", the office where Huldrych Zwingli studied and wrote the sermons that forever altered Zürich and Switzerland.

Excursion: Zwingli's Beginnings and End, Wildhaus and Zug

Visitors interested in Zwingli's beginnings can visit the Zwinglihaus in Wildhaus, 80 miles east of Zürich. A small museum occupies the farmhouse where the Reformer was born in 1484, and includes displays of period furniture and Bibles. Zwingli celebrated his first mass as a priest in the local church before it became Protestant.

Visitors interested in Zwingli's beginnings can visit the Zwinglihaus in Wildhaus, 80 miles east of Zürich. A small museum occupies the farmhouse where the Reformer was born in 1484, and includes displays of period furniture and Bibles.

Excursion in Basel

Bern's leap into the Reformation was followed soon after by Basel, but Protestant theology was no new idea in this city. The wealthiest and most literary city in Switzerland in the early 16th century, Basel was home to a highly-regarded university and some of the most important humanist thinkers of its day. Key among those was Erasmus, Father of Renaissance Humanism, whose 1516 edition of the Greek New Testament made the Protestant Reformation possible.

Bern's leap into the Reformation was followed soon after by Basel, but Protestant theology was no new idea in this city. The wealthiest and most literary city in Switzerland in the early 16th century, Basel was home to a highly-regarded university and some of the most important humanist thinkers of its day. Key among those was Erasmus, Father of Renaissance Humanism, whose 1516 edition of the Greek New Testament made the Protestant Reformation possible. Oecolampadius was also from Basel, an expert debater, scholar and consensus-builder, and Froben Printers, the printing house which published the writings of its local scholars.

Excursion: Alttäufergemeinde Emmental, Mennoniten (Langnau Mennonite Church)

The Langnau Mennonite Church, a small congregation in the nearby town of Langnau, lies about 30 minutes by train from Bern. The church traces its roots to the early Anabaptist founders in Zürich, and is one of several centuries-old congregations still active in the Bern area.

The Langnau Mennonite Church, a small congregation in the nearby town of Langnau, lies about 30 minutes by train from Bern.