Klosterkirche Pfäfers

A power place with an exciting legend

In the former monastery church one finds wonderful energies, whereby the actual power place is not accessible. It is obvious that a church has been built here. But why a monastery? The special geographical position of this place must have been the decisive factor. The access roads to Graubünden and over the passes have led past here. The abbey served as a hospice for the monks who moved from Reichenau via St. Gallen, Pfäfers and Disentis to Como and Bobbio.

Saint Pirminus wanted to have a monastery built at Maschlins. A worker was wounded and a white dove carried the bloody chip into the wooded hill. Where she dropped it, Pirmin recognized the right place for the monastery. The place of a church or a monastery is often founded on a legend. The dove functions here as a so-called pointing animal. However, it is doubtful whether St. Pirmin founded the monastery himself. Pfäfers is not mentioned in his Heiligenvita. You'll find energy under the pulpit.


Local weather




  • Sunrise: 07:47
  • Sunset: 16:35
  • Max: 0°C
  • Min: -4°C
  • Humidity: 96 %
  • Pressure: 1007 hPa
  • Wind: 14 km/h
  • Sunday
    • -3°C
    • -15°C
  • Monday
    • 1°C
    • -12°C
  • Tuesday
    • 2°C
    • -5°C

Klosterkirche Pfäfers