Ittingen Charterhouse

Explore the former monastery premises

The Ittingen Charterhouse is one of the region’s most important cultural monuments. Extensive gardens along with a labyrinth of thyme invite you to pleasant strolls even in winter. PostBus route 819 now directly connects the cantonal capital of Frauenfeld to the Ittingen Charterhouse on an hourly basis.

The magnificent baroque church, exiguous monk cells and atmospheric cloisters of the Ittingen Museum are viewed today as though still lived and worshiped in by the Carthusian monks of Ittingen long ago.

In contrast, the Thurgau art museum housed in part of the building presents a lively world of artistic color - and the amazing variety of plants in the gardens a stunning display of natural beauty. Discover the historical gardens on four theme paths with the aid of an audio guide.

Warmer times of year see the premises transform into a unique floral dream, as over 1000 historic rose bushes, Switzerland’s largest collection of this kind, burst into bloom.  The garden restaurant, one of the most beautiful in eastern Switzerland, invites guests to spoil their taste buds; together with the monastery shop that attracts visitors with a large assortment of home grown and made products ranging from delicious bread from a wood-fired oven, cheeses and fine home-brewed wines as well as delicatessen butchers…and there’s plenty more to discover.

Attractions and information

  • Opening hours of the museums 
    • May–September
      ​Open daily from: 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
    • October–April
      ​Monday–Friday: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
      Saturday/Sunday: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
  • Shop and restaurant open daily
  • Kunstmuseum Thurgau
  • Ittingen Museum with audio-guide and narrated tour through the museum.
  • Garden theme paths with audio-guide:
    • Garden and Landscape
    • Peace and Spirituality
    • Art and Reflection
    • Fragrance and Enjoyment
  • Combination of the excursion with a hike: PostBus trip from Frauenfeld to Oberneunforn (Route 822).

Price

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Timetable information

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Reservations

For groups of 10 and more reservations are a must! (View contact).

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
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Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

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Contact details

PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen 
Switzerland

Telephone
+41 58 386 73 44

E-mail
ostschweiz@postbus.ch

Internet
www.postbus.ch/east