Charlemagne, Karl der Grosse, St. Johann. Müstair. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Convent of St. John in Müstair

The Benedict Convent of St. John (Sankt Johann) in Müstair (Canton of Graubünden) was founded in the 8th century during the reign of Charlemagne and is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983.

The monastery is a complex of historical (Carolingian) buildings and frescos (around 774), a museum and a house of praying and working for more than 1200 years.

The museum shows the history and many objects of great cultural value.  (Source and further information: J. Goll, Convent Museum Müstair, Müstair 2004).