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Hauterive Abbey - Things to Know Before Visiting

Chemin de l'Abbaye 19, 1725 Posieux, Switzerland

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About Hauterive Abbey

Hauterive Abbey is the oldest working Romanesque abbey. It is possible to visit the Romanesque church with its Gothic choir. Exceptional stalls provide seating for the monks. The abbey's history began in 1131, at an isolated site, when a local nobleman donated his lands to build a monastery. The church, built between 1150 and 1160, is a fine example of medieval architecture. It has a Romanesque structure and a Gothic choir.

Attractions Near Hauterive Abbey

de l'Université de Fribourg Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is an institution of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg which is scientifically guided and maintained by dedicated gardeners. On a surface area of 1.5 hectares, its living collections total 5,000 plant species, divided into 21 sectors and 3 greenhouses. It was Created in 1937 for the teaching of pharmacy and medicine, it has now become a real open-air museum, which welcomes nearly 200,000 visitors a year.

Musée de la bière Cardinal
Musée de la bière Cardinal4.4km from Hauterive Abbey

Cardinal is a brewery founded in 1788 by François Piller, located in Fribourg, Switzerland. The brewery was acquired by Feldschlösschen in 1991. It was one of the unique locations and also a worth visit place.

Lac de Pérolles
Lac de Pérolles4.9km from Hauterive Abbey

Lac de Pérolles, a reservoir formed by Maigrauge Dam, is a reservoir on the Saane/Sarine river at Fribourg, in western Switzerland. Its surface area is 0.35 square kilometres. The dam was built in 1872, and its height was increased by 2.5 metres in 1910. The watershed is 1,250 square kilometres. The Maigrauge Dam has a gated spillway.

La Maigrauge Abbey
La Maigrauge Abbey5.03km from Hauterive Abbey

The abbey, founded in 1255, is the first monastery of Fribourg welcoming women. For more than seven and a half centuries, it is home to the nuns of the Cistercian order. The abbey is situated on the Sarine River and lies on the border between French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland. The community is bilingual. It is one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and also a tourist attraction too.

Fri Art Kunsthalle
Fri Art Kunsthalle5.37km from Hauterive Abbey

Fribourg's Contemporary Art Centre Fri Art, mounts temporary exhibitions with experienced artists. Its artistic influence and avant-garde vision have enabled it to acquire an international reputation. With its coherent and forward-looking programme, Fri Art is a laboratory, a production centre open to the development of current artistic trends.

Bible and Orient Museum
Bible and Orient Museum5.38km from Hauterive Abbey

The cabinet of exhibition of the collection the Bible and Orient Museum offers an outline of the distant world of the ancient east cradle of the biblical texts and three world religions. A collection of Egyptian seals as well as a significant collection of cylindrical seals are to be seen in the cabinet. It was one of the unique museums in Switzerland and also attracts a lot of tourists here.

Where is Hauterive Abbey

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Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. The canton takes its name from its capital city of Fribourg. It is bounded to the west by Lake Neuchâtel, to the west and the south by the canton of Vaud, and to the east by the canton of Bern.