Disentis Abbey

The abbey in the Surselva region – a must for those who love culture

The impressive landmark of Disentis with its two magnificent steeples is part of the village’s appeal. The amazing church with its wall decorations, the museum featuring special exhibits, the cultural centre and the boarding school are certainly worth a visit.

The Disentis Abbey is a spiritual and cultural centre with its own boarding school, a museum and farming operations. The Abbey of the Swiss order of St. Benedict was established in 720 by Sigisbert, a Franconian itinerant monk, with the help of a local magnate named Placidus.

The museum is a pure treasure trove. Stroll through an exhibition of cultural and natural history and ecclesiastical art. Tours led by knowledgeable guides are available for individuals and groups to provide you with an even deeper insight into the Abbey’s long history. Additionally, the museum also offers special exhibitions with selected samples from the collection of Greek and Russian icons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Visit the Abbey’s 1400-year-old church and the museum. You will not regret it.

Museum admission and opening hours

Tickets for the museum are available at the entrance. All information regarding opening hours and admission price is provided on the website of the Disentis Abbey.

Additional information

Group registration at phone number +41 81 929 69 00 or by e-mail at museum@kloster-disentis.ch

Contact Abbey

Benedictine Abbey Disentis

Address

Benedictine Abbey Disentis
Via Claustra 1
7180 Disentis/Mustér
Switzerland

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.

Timetable no. 90.481

Timetable no. 90.482

Reservations

Reservations for individual travelers (1-9 persons) are not accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

Contact details

Address

PostBus Ltd
Surselva Office
Bahnhofplatz
7130 Ilanz
Switzerland

Opening hours

Mondays through Fridays
8.30–12.00 h and 13.30–17.30 h