Disentis Monastery - Benedictine Abbey

Disentis Monastery - Benedictine Abbey

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. more

Church of St. Peter – a holy place (place of strength)

Church of St....

This church in the municipality of Alvaschein is one of the oldest...more

Church of St. Martin – Sixtina of the Alps

Church of St....

Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church) is found in the little village of...more

Disentis Monastery - Benedictine Abbey

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.

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.

Church of St. Peter – a holy place (place of strength)

This church in the municipality of Alvaschein is one of the oldest sacred buildings in Switzerland. The present building dates from 800 AD. It was part of a monastery which was then dissolved in 1154 - there is no longer any trace of the other buildings. Characteristic of the Carolingian style of church architecture are the three apses which have remained intact here in Mistail.

This church in the municipality of Alvaschein is one of the oldest sacred buildings in Switzerland. The present building dates from 800 AD.

Church of St. Martin – Sixtina of the Alps

Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church) is found in the little village of Zillis in Graubuenden. The church is famous for its painted ceiling dating to the 12th century. The ceiling painting, which consists of 153 panels, is the only one in the world that is nearly completely preserved.

Martinskirche (St. Martin's Church) is found in the little village of Zillis in Graubuenden. The church is famous for its painted ceiling dating to the 12th century. The ceiling painting, which consists of 153 panels, is the only one in the world that is nearly completely preserved.