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Müstair (CH)

Müstair (CH)

Convent of St. John in Müstair

Convent of St. John in Müstair

Convent of St. John
7537 Müstair (CH)
General description

The St. Johann Benedictine convent of Müstair Valley across the border in Switzerland is a well-preserved monastery complex that dates back to the Carolingian period. Here, Benedictine everyday life, cultural cultivation, art and research meet. Legend has it that none other than Charlemagne laid the foundation stone for the monastery. Immediately after his coronation, Charlemagne was caught in a snowstorm on the Umbrail Pass. Out of gratitude for having survived this, he founded the monastery in Müstair in 775. 
St. Johann Monastery has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. 

More information, guided tours and opening hours of the monastery church at: www.muestair.ch

description to arrive at destination

Direction Tubre in Val Monastero, pass the border of Switzerland. The convent St. Johann is situated on the right sight.