Pfäfers Monastery Church

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

light rain



  • Sunrise: 05:38
  • Sunset: 20:59
  • Max: 17°C
  • Min: 14°C
  • Humidity: 96 %
  • Pressure: 1017 hPa
  • Wind: 7 km/h
  • Wednesday
    • 13°C
    • 9°C
  • Thursday
    • 23°C
    • 9°C
  • Friday
    • 20°C
    • 12°C

Pfäfers Monastery Church