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"Capuchin Convent" Altdorf Things to Do Tip by HORSCHECK

Altdorf Things to Do: 23 reviews and 54 photos

  Capuchin Convent
  • Capuchin Convent - Altdorf
      Capuchin Convent
  • Inside the Capuchin Convent - Altdorf
      Inside the Capuchin Convent
  • In front of the Capuchin Convent - Altdorf
      In front of the Capuchin Convent
  • Way of the Cross to the Capuchin Convent - Altdorf
      Way of the Cross to the Capuchin Convent

Altdorf is home to Switzerland's oldest Capuchin Convent (Kapuzinerkloster Allerheiligen).

It was built in 1581 and it was also the first Capuchin Convent north of the Alps.

The convent was completely destroyed during a fire in 1799; so the current structure dates back to 1806.

From the hillside of the Capuchin Convent panoramic views of Altdorf, the lake Urner See and the local mountains can be enjoyed from here.

The Capuchin Convent is located on the northern hillside of Altdorf. It can either be reached via a Way of the Cross from the Parish Church St. Martin or via the path Kapuzinerweg, which starts at the square Rathausplatz, just near the Tell Monument.

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2011
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