Convent of St John in Müstair

1 day at the Convent St. John in Müstair: Hiking enthusiasts

Immerse yourself in the World Heritage: a one-day programme awaits you to spend with family or friends in the world of the Convent of St. John!

Programme suggestion to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Benedictine Convent of St John in Müstair" in one day.


11:00 - 15:00 Way of St. James to Müstair

Many paths lead to Müstair: the area surrounding the World Heritage property is surrounded by imposing mountains and gentle river landscapes. A special experience is a walk along the Way of St. James, one of the most important historical path networks in Europe. Discover impressive views of the valley and the World Heritage area on a gentle hike from Lü to Müstair and walk part of the Jakobsweg reverse. (Walking time 3:46 / Ascent 86 m / Descent 753 m)

Tip: in winter, you can also get around well with cross-country skiing boots and skis!


15:15 - 17.15 Guided tour of the Convent St. John in Müstair

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage property on a guided tour of the church, Holy Cross Chapel and monastery museum, or explore the area with all its nooks and crannies for yourself. The guided tour will open up the 1200-year-old world of images in the monastery church and give you an insight into the history and art treasures of the Benedictine nuns of Müstair. The monastery church contains the largest and best-preserved mural painting cycle from the early Middle Ages. 


17:15 Stay in a World Heritage property with a view!

Spend the night in the Chasa Chavalaina in Müstair! The almost 770-year-old hotel on the Ofen Pass connecting Graubünden and South Tyrol has made history. The guest room made of Swiss stone pine shines in all its old splendour. The tables and chairs in the restaurant are the same as before, even the traditional kitchen is unchanged and offers space for eight guests. Every move, every renovation in the hotel was made with feeling and care and in close consultation with experts and local craftsmen.The spacious garden behind the house is enchanting, with its summer flowers and the tranquillity of the place, a welcome retreat for city dwellers and those seeking peace and quiet!

Another option is to stay directly in the World Heritage property: the  Convent St. John in Müstair has a cosy guest house.


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