Disentis Abbey Chapel. Photo: TES.

Disentis Abbey 1 300 Years

The exhibition at the Disentis Abbey (seventh century) shows life within the confines of a monastery and the history of this strategically famous Abbey in particular, due to the Lukmanier Pass and the Upper Rhine Valley (Vorderrheintal).

The Abbey will soon celebrate the 13th century of existence. The exhibition tells this history.

The Abbey was renovated in the seventeenth century in the baroque style, after a turbulent and occasionally violent past of plunder and destruction.

The Abbey was one of the prominent members of the Obere or Graue Bund. The museum of the Abbey also houses a natural history collection and specific items related to Romansh culture.