The Frauenkloster nunnery in Schwyz was established in 1275. The current buildings date from the 17th century, the church was built in 1639-1642.

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1275
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

More Information

frauenkloster-schwyz.ch

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Josef Kuriger (10 months ago)
Spiritually Shut down times
Peter Ricklin (2 years ago)
Wonderful acoustics
Thomas H. (2 years ago)
Very nice, small church in the nunnery. Definitely worth a visit.
Karlo Beyer (3 years ago)
Unfortunately there are fewer and fewer nuns living there, there are now only 7. They lead devout worship services, their own in-house bakery bakes world-famous wafers that are sent to the Vatican.
Silvano Poletti (4 years ago)
Beautiful place dedicated to meditation
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Construction of the bastion destabilised the foundations of the neighbouring 13th century Dominican Church which had to be pulled down. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.

From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view exists of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.

Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.

The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.

A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.