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Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen

The former Benedictine Abbey of St. George is one of the best-preserved monasteries in Switzerland. It was founded in the 11th century and underwent significant structural changes in the 15th and 16th century. Despite further alterations, the monastery's appearance is still characterised by the extensions added between 1385 and 1516. The monastery is made up of buildings containing a chapter room, the refectory, the cloister, dormitories, the abbot's quarters, a banquet hall, the abbot's chapel and several outhouses. The late Gothic cloister and the banquet hall erected under the last abbot of St George, David von Winkelsheim, are of special significance as they house the most important surviving fresco paintings from around 1515 north of the Alps. The monastery was dissolved in 1525 as a result of the Reformation. In 1926 the Swiss Confederation acquired the monastery. Today it belongs to the Federal Office of Culture.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1929

Inner courtyard of St. George's Abbey.
Photo: Sacha Geiser
Inner courtyard of St. George's Abbey. Photo: Sacha Geiser
Banquet hall with wall paintings, 1516.
Photo: Sacha Geiser
Banquet hall with wall paintings, 1516. Photo: Sacha Geiser
Cloister of St. George's Abbey.
Photo: Sacha Geiser
Cloister of St. George's Abbey. Photo: Sacha Geiser
  • History
    History
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Fischmarkt 3
8260 Stein am Rhein

Location/directions

Das Kloster liegt etwa zehn Gehminuten vom Bahnhof Stein am Rhein entfernt. Regionalzüge verkehren ab Winterthur und Schaffhausen. Von der Schiffsanlegestelle aus erreicht man das Kloster in rund fünf Gehminuten.

Open

April to October, Tues – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm.
Closed on Mondays.

Admission

Adults: CHF 5 / Euro 4
Children and young people under 16: free admission
Groups of 10+: CHF 4 / Euro 3 per person

Contact

Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen
Fischmarkt 3
8260 Stein am Rhein
052 741 21 42 Telephone
klostermuseum@bak.admin.ch
http://www.klostersanktgeorgen.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport