St. Martin’s Church

The high tower of St. Martin's Church dominates the Chur landscape.

The high tower of St. Martin's Church dominates the Chur landscape.

Guided tour of the monastery

The Benedictine Monastery, built in 1120, forms the center of Engelberg. To date there are still approximately 30 monks living and working in the Engelberg monastery.

The Benedictine Monastery, built in 1120, forms the center of Engelberg. To date there are still approximately 30 monks living and working in the Engelberg monastery.

The Capuchin Monastery Rapperswil

What’s special about the Rapperswil monastery is that guests may truly immerse themselves in the life of the community. They’re actually expected to participate in the religious service and the meditations. Women and men of all denominations and religions are welcome.

What’s special about the Rapperswil monastery is that guests may truly immerse themselves in the life of the community.

Monastery Fischingen

Fischingen is the only lived-in monastery in the canton of Thurgau. The seven resident monks live according to the principles of the holy Benedict, “ora et labora” – pray and work. The Benedictine community welcomes guests who wish to share the monastic life for a limited time, though the option is only open to men.

Fischingen is the only lived-in monastery in the canton of Thurgau.