Saint Othmar Chapel

Eschenz, Switzerland

Saint Othmar, the first abbot of the Abbey of St. Gall was sent into exile to Werd in 759. He died on Werd on 16 November of that year. The St. Othmar chapel on the island was erected in his memory in the 15th century. It belongs to the Catholic parish of Eschenz.

The island is owned by the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey. It is, however, leased by the Franciscans; they live in a house attached to the chapel.



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Werd, Eschenz, Switzerland
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Jhos Konrero (19 months ago)
Chapel history. Saint Othmar, the first abbot of the Abbey of St. Gall was sent into exile to Werd in 759. He died on Werd on 16 November of that year. The St. Othmar chapel on the island was erected in his memory in the 15th Century. It belongs to the Catholic parish of Eschenz. The island is owned by the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey. It is, however, leased by the Franciscans; they live in a house attached to the chapel.
blend Marki (20 months ago)
Highly recommended wauuuuu??
Harald Mootz (2 years ago)
The pilgrimage chapel is located on an island in the Rhine. It is accessible to visitors from the Swiss side via a long wooden bridge. To do this you first have to cross a large bridge to the other Rheinseute, then along the Rhine hiking trails. The location is absolutely gorgeous. Next to the pilgrimage chapel there is a small maze path in the grass. Here you can switch off and go in. The pilgrimage chapel itself is small and simple but alone worth seeing. The building can only be visited from the outside.
Konstantin Pfaff (2 years ago)
The view from the bridge is great!
Helvetier (2 years ago)
Nichts besonderes. Die Insel ist nur begrenzt begehbar und relativ klein. Natur- und Vogelschutzgebiet, allenfalls für Vogelbeobachtungen mit Fernglas oder Spektiv interessant.
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