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Mengelberg Chapel

Kapelle Mengelberg an einem sonnigen Wintertag
Kapelle Mengelberg Innen

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Kapelle Mengelberg im Schneegestöber
The Mengelberg Chapel was built according to the specifications of the Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg and completed in 1928. A chime with 15 bells adorns the block construction.

Description

One hundred years ago, the Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg, a prominent figure in the music avant-garde of the twentieth century, undertakes a hike from his resort Scuol-Tarasp from the direction of Fimberpass to The Paznaun. He comes by in Zuort and is enthusiastic about this mystical place. His summer residence is to become his place.

In addition to a chalet he designed, which was completed in 1911, he bought the farm with agriculture from the Frigg family in 1920.

Under the guidance of the Schnätzer Häfner from Strada and the Lucerne Furrer, the construction of a chapel (block construction) begins. Artful furnishings, church benches and altarare are made according to Mengelberg's specifications. In 1928, the work was essentially completed. The chimes, a so-called carillon with 15 bells, are also made by the Rüetschi bell foundry from Aarau and installed on the first of the chapel. The chimes still work today, even if it is no longer regularly served as it was in Aunt Elly's time in the 80s.

A mechatronic upgrade with electronic keyboard is planned. Then the carillon will resound daily.

Opening hours

Directions

Public Transport

  • Mit der Rhätischen Bahn (von Chur, Landquart/Prättigau oder aus dem Oberengadin) stündlich bis Scuol-Tarasp
  • Mit dem PostAuto (ab Scuol, Vulpera, Ftan, Sent, Strada, Ramosch, Vnà, Martina)
  • Anschliessend mit dem PostAuto ab Scuol-Tarasp bis Val Sinestra, Sent.

Directions

  • In Ramosch Richtung Vnà abbiegen
  • Vnà passieren und dem Strassenverlauf nach Hof Zuort für 4.5 km folgen

Parken

  • Parkmöglichkeiten in der Nähe der Kapelle Mengelberg resp. dem Hof Zuort vorhanden

Map

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