Kirche St. Justus

The first Carolingian church, the "ecclesia plebeia ad flumina", dates back to the year 800

St. Justus Church was built in the 8th century and is one of the most precious artistic monuments in the Canton of St. Gallen.

It is named after the martyr Saint Justus, a nine-year old boy from Auxerre in France who saved his parents from seizure by enemies of the faith and was beheaded as a martyr for Christ. He was canonised and, around 1036, his head was destined to be transferred to the Monastery of Pfäfers but supernatural powers prevented this from happening and the head remained in Flums. Today, the Saint Justus head relic is on display at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich.

The church's oldest walls date back to Roman times. The annexed burial ground is particularly noteworthy. It was first documented in 1303 and contains wrought iron crosses dating back to the 17th-19th centuries.

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Kirche St. Justus