History, nature and art

Sculpture Park

Since 2000, this former Benedictine monastery and place of worship has become one of the most popular places for contemporary sculpture in Europe. Paths and trails lead off into the unspoilt Jura landscape, introducing visitors to works of art and creating a dialogue with the natural world in every case. A Romanesque monastery church is located at the heart of the site and includes a gallery for alternating exhibitions.

International and Swiss artists are creating sculptures befitting the meadows and woods of Schönthal. But not until they familiarize themselves with the abbey, its history and ancient landscape. The collection is growing gradually as a work in progress. 33 works by 23 artists currently line the paths and trails.

The exhibition is situated on a 100-hectare site and can be viewed in around one and a half hours on a pleasant walk. The greater your interest in the art, the more time you should allow to wander around and marvel at the sculptures.

The sculpture park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Seminar rooms in the former Benedictine abbey promote collective reflection. A hostel is also available for guests to while away the hours undisturbed. Travel by Postbus route 94 until the stop Langenbruck, village.
 

Art in Schönthal

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
 
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Route open all year

Reservations

For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required by no later than 4 p.m. on the previous day. Tel. +41 58 667 13 60

Bicycle transport

We’ll gladly transport your bike in the Postbus provided there is sufficient space in the vehicle and other passengers are not disadvantaged. Only a restricted number of e-Bikes can be transported by PostBus.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details

Address

Verein Kloster Schönthal
Schönthalstrasse 158
4438 Langenbruck
Switzerland