Point of interest
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Chapel “Maria zum Schnee” on the Alp Nessel

The Alp Nessel is situated in a terrain depression, protected from wind and weather. The core of the alp settlement is the chapel dedicated to “Maria zum Schnee” (Our Lady of the Snows). The chapel is placed on a ridge with the choir looking towards west to a splendid panorama with the Mischabel, Matterhorn and Weisshorn (from the left). The ruinous chapel, first documented in 1759, was replaced by the present chapel in the years 1953/1954, constructed in countless hours of voluntary labour as visible masonry with massive rubble stones.