Wurmsbach Abbey is a monastery of Cistercian nuns located in Bollingen, a locality of Rapperswil-Jona. Count Rudolf of Rapperswil gave his castle of Wurmsbach together with a considerable area of land in 1259 for the foundation of a religious house and the abbey was established. It was initially a dependency of the Cistercian monks of Abbey of St. Urban in Wettingen. The abbey church was dedicated in 1281. Bollinger Sandstein was used for the construction of the abbey by dedicated quarries.

During the first Battle of Villmergen in 1656 and again during the occupation of the region by the French Revolutionary Army in 1799, the nuns were obliged to flee. On both occasions the abbey was completely pillaged, with the consequence that there are few treasures left.

The abbey is renowned for its location at the lake side. It overlooks uper Lake Zürich and the church is listed as a building of historical significance. The nuns run a secondary boarding school for girls. The gardens are known for the herbal remedies grown.

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Founded: 1281
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Adriano Greco (18 months ago)
Herrlichen Ort
Dieter Fröhlich (19 months ago)
Ich liebe diesen göttlichen Ort der Ruhe und bewundere die grossartige Arbeit der Zisterzienserschwestern.
Karl Podhradsky (2 years ago)
Sehr schön und idyllisch.
Anita Meier (2 years ago)
Eine der schönsten Orte am Zürichsee und soooo erholsam
A. Gadient (2 years ago)
Schön gelegenes Kloster der Zistensensierinnen, das im Umschwung eine wunderbar gepflegte Anlage zeigt. Der Andachtsraum ist verblüffend schlicht und hell gehalten. Das friedvolle überträgt sich auf Betrachter.
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