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Wettingen Abbey

5430 Wettingen, Switzerland


About Wettingen Abbey

Artistic monument of European importance and best-preserved Cistercian monastery in Switzerland. It houses a richly carved baroque choir stall and a Romanesque-Gothic cloister with stained glass from the 13th to the 17th century. The empty buildings at Wettingen were placed at the disposal of the teachers' training college. Since 1976 they have been used by the Wettingen Canton School. Roman Catholic services are held every week in the former abbey church, and weddings are also celebrated there.

Attractions near Wettingen Abbey

Teufelskeller1.41km from Wettingen Abbey

The Teufelskeller is an old landslide area on the eastern slope of the Baregg. Bizarre rock formations from Nagelfluh characterize the area. Due to its proximity to the city of Baden, the natural forest reserve is also very popular with forest visitors. The chain of hills consists for the most part of rocks from the Lower Freshwater Molasse. In the hollows between the rock towers and caves grow beeches, ash trees, and spruces up to 50 meters high, as well as deer-tongue fern, moon violes, and th

Historisches Museum Baden1.92km from Wettingen Abbey

The Baden Historical Museum takes you on a journey through the fascinating history of Baden. From the Romans through the middle-class 19th century to the present day, you will get a comprehensive overview of the historical development of the city.

Stadtturm Baden1.97km from Wettingen Abbey

The city ​​tower is a gate tower in the old town of Baden in Switzerland. It was built in the middle of the 15th century and served as the northern city ​​gate. Besides the governor's castle, it is the only part of the medieval city fortifications that have been completely preserved. With its striking appearance, the 56.45-meter high tower is a landmark of the city.

Stein Castle, Aargau2.02km from Wettingen Abbey

Stein Castle is a castle ruin above the municipality of Baden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The castle was built on a rocky promontory above Baden gorge sometime before 1000. In the late 11th century the castle came to the Lenzburg family. The castle was occupied by a bailiff and was the seat of the Austrian administration for Vorderösterreich and housed the archive.

Museum Langmatt2.85km from Wettingen Abbey

The Langmatt Museum is an art museum in Baden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland . Located in a turn-of-the-century factory owner's villa, it is known for its extensive collection of French Impressionist paintings .

Umwelt Arena Switzerland5.21km from Wettingen Abbey

The Umwelt Arena Schweiz in Spreitenbach is an excursion destination and place of learning for adults, families, schoolchildren, and learners on current topics such as sustainability, the environment, and energy in everyday life. The Umwelt Arena has established itself as a competence center for environmental and energy issues, environmental education, and sustainable mobility.

Where is Wettingen Abbey

Discover more attractions in Aargau, where Wettingen Abbey is located

Aargau57 attractions

The canton of Aargau is one of the most densely populated regions of Switzerland. The canton offers an amazing hiking or biking tours in the Jura mountains, refreshing bathing in Lake Hallwil, boat trips on the Aare and Reuss rivers.