Obstalden. Foto/Photo: TES.

Obstalden Church

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The church in Obstalden (canton of Glarus) was built in 1300 as a church of the monastery Schänis and belonged to the diocese of Chur.

Between 1260 (Matt in Sernftal) and 1349 (Schwanden), four new churches were built in Glarus: Mollis, Obstalden, Linthal and Betschwanden.

The construction and furnishing of these churches coincided with the consolidation of Habsburg rule in the area.

The church was reformed in 1528 and formed its own parish in 1593.

(Source: Historischer Verein des Kantons Glarus, Glarner Burgenweg).