1400 years old.
The Benedictine monastery
Functions and activities
The monastery Disentis preserves a rich cultural heritage. The baroque complex bears witness to the generous confidence of the post-reformation period and is a striking landmark in the landscape. On the other hand, the monastic building complex has received a modern extension, especially with the school buildings.
In addition to the excellently documented history of the monastery, it has a comprehensive Romansh library and covers the cultural and natural history of the region with a well-designed monastery museum.
The most important activity besides the monastic life is the management of the monastery school, allowing for secondary school education in the outskirts of the Surselva. With the new building of the girls' boarding school, designed by the renowned Bündner architect Gion A. Caminada, the monastery set a living sign between tradition and modernity.
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