Birthplace of Huldrych Zwingli

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The living quarters and the kitchen are on the first floor. On the second floor are the bedrooms, which do not receive much daylight. The old house, built in the blockhouse style, has a very flat roof on which heavy stones are placed.
For Zwingli the Reformation and Humanism belonged together. For him nothing was extant that could not be based on the Holy Scripture. In the summer of 1531, Zwingli designed plans for transforming the Swiss Confederation under the leadership of Zürich and Bern. But the Catholics could not be convinced and an armed conflict ensued. Huldrych Zwingli, who took part as a field chaplain was killed in the Second Kappel War on October 11, 1531. The victors quartered and burned his corpse and scattered his ashes.

Opening hours :
Christmas to Easter / Whit Monday to middle October Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

General info

  • Indoor
  • Experience Type: Education
  • Needed time: 2 to 4 hours (half day)

Toggenburg Tourismus

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