Church Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Kirche San Geer Scuol
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For the first time, the place «Schulle» (today's Scuol) is mentioned in a document from about 1095, in connection with the construction of a Benedictine monastery and a church. However, the church of San Geer (St. George) was only built at the beginning of the 16th century and was consecrated in 1516. Around 1530, the Reformation was introduced in Scuol and within a few years throughout the Engadine.
However, it is proven that the church hill of Scuol was already inhabited in prehistoric times. In the 50s, a ceramic disc was found on the north side of the church hill. In 1970, excavations were carried out around the church. Various old wall remains were found, which pointed to an original, probably Carolingian church. This burned down in 1258 and was subsequently built up in style. This Romanesque church served its purpose until the beginning of the 16th century, when it became dilapidated. After that, Bernhard von Puschlav was commissioned to build a Gothic church.
On the choir wall you can read at the top right: Anno 1516 Bernardus von Bosclaf has sent the Verck. Underneath, the stonemason's mark of the master builder is painted. Another master or journeyman sign is painted on the left side of the choir arch.
Further details can be found on the website of the Reformed Church of Scuol. www.scuol-ref.ch
- Take the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) to Scuol-Tarasp.
- Then take the local bus to the stop Scuol, Plaz
- From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
- From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
- From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
Scuol is located directly on the Engadinerstrasse H27.
- Parking facilities, e.g. at the covered Inn Bridge.
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