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St Mauritius Church

Marktgasse 4, Appenzell 9050, Switzerland
+41 71 787 14 91
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Spectacular cemetery

The austere exterior of this close to 1000 year old church in the small cantonal capital town of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
weberwest
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Bellingham, Washington
Church with graves

This was one of the two spots recommended by the tourism office to visit in Zermatt. This little... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Viaj a
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Marktgasse 4, Appenzell 9050, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The austere exterior of this close to 1000 year old church in the small cantonal capital town of Appenzell stands in stark contrast with the lavish ornate mix of gothic, baroque and neoclassical styles of the frescoes and stained glass windows of the interior. What...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was one of the two spots recommended by the tourism office to visit in Zermatt. This little city os easily walkable using its main street, and this church is in my point of view a good place to visit. It has a beautiful architecture...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This church is a place to stop and visit while walking through the old town of Appenzell. The cemetery is also a quiet place to walk and enjoy the view over the river and rest of the city. Worth a stop!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place. It's in the village where my in laws live, so we visit Appenzell several times a year for more than 20 years now. Whatever the season, I visit the Church. It's fantastic and apart from an impressive building in its own...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Church of Saint Mauritius is located in the Northeast corner of Appenzell next to the River Sitter. The building originates from around 1069. During its history 4 churches have been built on the site with each church being larger than the original. Most of...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Such a beautiful church, even if you are non religious or of another faith this is such a stunning place to visit. The architecture was amazing and wall and ceiling paintings so interesting.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Located next to the Sitter River, the current church is a blend of a Gothic church (1488-1512), and more recent 19th century construction. Outrageous in splendor, the interior overwhelms the senses with stained glass windows, deep rich paintings, an elaborated gold-covered main altar, dark marble...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

It was perfect going inside from the cold and snowy weather You have access to the balcony and lower level area Perfect church for the Appenzell - the view of the Alps from the front steps both left and rifght

Thank r0ger68
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The St. Mauritius Church is indeed the highlight of the Appenzell town! On the inside, you have intricate murals, stained glass paintings and a dome like no other! The carvings are indeed intricate and the interiors are quite serene.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

St Mauritius Church, in Appenzell (population est 6,000 2016) is a stunning beauty within a gem of a city. The stained glass, ornate alter, and fresco painted ceilings are awe inspiring. This is a must see during any trip to Switzerland.

Thank MJCorreia
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