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The church was quite dark and not very special. We walked around the monastery but neither the cafe was overly inviting nor did we want to spend money to enter the 2nd church. Good for a break while crossing Oberalp but thats it.
It is true that the cloisters is spectacular, in fact you see it from everywhere in the village, and the church inside is nicely decorated. All this is freely accessible and worth a quick stop. It is another story with the -unreasonably expensive- museum inside....More
This monastery can be seen from many places in Disentis. Its location on the slope of the mountain adds to its charm. Its architecture belongs to the Baroque style, when it was rebuilt. Its origins dates back several hundred years before that.
The monastery has originally been founded by Sigisbert in 720 and is with the attached gymnasium after 1300 years still an important place for education, culture and spiritual life in the Surselva, the upper Rhein valley. The main church has been build around 1700 in...More
We were able to attend a Gregorian concert at 22h30 as the monks had a youth vigil during the youth choir festival. The next morning we visited the museum (which did not accept the Swiss museum pass by the way) which was very well done,...More