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Beautiful Church under renovation

This church is under renovation at this time so it is not open to visitors. Should be done in a... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Bill F
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Overland Park, Kansas
Spectacular cemetery

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

Reviewed June 30, 2018
weberwest
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Bellingham, Washington
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Marktgasse 4, Appenzell 9050, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This church is under renovation at this time so it is not open to visitors. Should be done in a couple of years

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill F
Reviewed June 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank weberwest
Reviewed April 27, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Viaj a
Reviewed March 17, 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!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed July 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TimD3417
Reviewed July 20, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 29, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Eileen98
Reviewed May 8, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CJW913
Reviewed April 23, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank r0ger68
Reviewed February 1, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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