The St. Chrischona Church in Bettingen
12 July 2021
The St. Chrischona church on the Dinkelsberg near the municipality of Bettingen (Canton of Basel-City) is dedicated to St. Chrischona. According to the Legenda Aurea, Chrischona and her two sisters survived the journey of Ursula and 11 000 virgins to Cologne.
Chrischona is said to have died on the spot of the church. Her remains were buried in this church in 1506. The first church was built in the seventh century. The church dates from the fifteenth century and remained a place of pilgrimage until the Reformation.
After the Reformation, the church fell into disrepair and was renovated in the nineteenth century. The church is part of the Chrischona campus nowadays.
The church is located at the highest point of the canton (522 meters) with a beautiful view of the Rhine, Basel, the Alps, the Jura and the southern foothills of the Black Forest.