Benedictine monastery of Sankt Georgen

The town of Stein am Rhein is home to the former Benedictine monastery of Sankt Georgen. The medieval monastery was dissolved in 1526 during the Reformation. The monastery museum gives access to the monastery and to the abbeys and monastery gardens. The murals are among the earliest and most important Renaissance paintings north of the … Read more » “Benedictine monastery of Sankt Georgen”

Chapels in Switzerland

From the arrival of the first bishop in present-day Switzerland, in 381 in Martigny, followed by Geneva around 400, Chur around 450 and in Avenches/Lausanne in the sixth century, the first churches appeared. These were simple wooden buildings. In the following centuries, the number increases rapidly. The first abbey in 516 in Martigny, the Carolingian … Read more » “Chapels in Switzerland”

The Priory of Corcelles

The Priory of Corcelles was founded in 1092 in an existing church donated to Cluny Abbey. The church, which became a temple during the Reformation, is today considered a national monument. In 2007, Corcelles joined the network of Clunisian sites ( The history of Corcelles (canton of Neuchâtel) begins with the words in a charter: … Read more » “The Priory of Corcelles”