Schlosskirche (Castle Church), Interlaken

Schlosskirche (Castle Church), Interlaken (must see)

Schlosskirche, sometimes called Reformierte Schlosskirche or "the reformed church," is one of the oldest building in Interlaken. Originally an Augustinian monastery, the castle church was built in 1133. Today, Schlosskirche is used as a convent and is one of the city's most visited places.

The church was used as a monastery for many years but it wasn't always as revered as it is now. During the 16th century, the church was used as a storage for carriages, barrels and wine. The nave was even used as a granary.

It wasn't until the 19th century that Schlosskirke was used as a church again. The church was restored with the aid of architect Adolf Muhlemann and re-dedicated in 1911.

Visitors to Interlaken can tour Schlosskirche to see the beautiful stained glass windows, the private garden and the medieval clock, which tolls on the hour. Church services are held every Sunday at 10 AM.

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Schlosskirche (Castle Church) on Map

Sight Name: Schlosskirche (Castle Church)
Sight Location: Interlaken, Switzerland (See walking tours in Interlaken)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Interlaken, Switzerland

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