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Convent of St. John Müstair

7537 Val Müstair, Switzerland

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About Convent of St. John Müstair

The Convent of Müstair, which stands in a valley in the Grisons, is a good example of Christian monastic renovation during the Carolingian period. It has Switzerland's greatest series of figurative murals, painted c. A.D. 800, along with Romanesque frescoes and stuccoes.


Attractions near Convent of St. John Müstair

Umbrail Pass9.85km from Convent of St. John Müstair

The Umbrail Pass is the highest pass in Switzerland and is the link to the Val Braulio. The Umbrail and Fuorn Passes encircle the Val Müstair, Switzerland’s first high-Alpine UNESCO biosphere reserve.  It is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland. The pass is located in a picturesque location and a lot of peoples visits this place every year.

Stelvio Pass11.15km from Convent of St. John Müstair

The Stelvio Pass is an alpine pass in the Rhaetian Alps, as well as the highest car pass in Italy, in front of the Agnello pass, and the second in Europe and behind the Iseran hill.  Several hiking trails branch off from the top of the pass, including the path to Cima Garibaldi and the dirt road that reaches the Pirovano refuge.  South of the Stelvio pass is the Livrio glacier, which extends from an altitude of about 2,800 m to about 3,400 m.

Fuorn Pass11.91km from Convent of St. John Müstair

Fuorn Pass or Ofen Pass is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails.  It connects Zernez in the Engadin valley with Val Müstair, crossing the Swiss National Park in Switzerland.

Ortler15.15km from Convent of St. John Müstair

The Ortler Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps mountain group in the Central Eastern Alps, in Italy and Switzerland. One of the main skiing areas in italy and also it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Munt la Schera Tunnel18.16km from Convent of St. John Müstair

The Munt la Schera Tunnel is a single lane road tunnel located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It connects the Engadin valley with Lago di Livigno, through Munt la Schera. Completed in 1965, the tunnel is 3,394 meters in length. The tunnel was built to transport building materials for the construction of the Punt dal Gall dam. It was opened for public use in 1968. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.

Swiss National Park19.38km from Convent of St. John Müstair

The Swiss National Park stretches over 170 square kilometre and is Switzerland’s largest nature reserve. The area lies in Engadin/Münstertal and encompasses alpine terrain rising from 1’400 to 3’200 m above sea level. The foundation of the Swiss National Park in 1914 was a milestone in the history of nature conservation. It was the first national park in the Alps and Central Europe, it is known for its abundance of Alpine animals and Alpine plants in a barely touched pristine landscape.

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The canton of Grisons is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton features beautiful mountain views, Biosphere Reserves, and Nature Park.