Hidden in the idyllic Jura Hills, Monastery Schoenthal has turned into a magic setting for art exhibitions. The former Benedictine cloister is a place of cultural encounters attracting international artists and art lovers alike. The very first mention of Swiss Monastery Schoenthal can be dated back to 1145 and one of Switzerland’s oldest Romanesque churches is part of it. In 2000, the site was renovated and turned into the art foundation Sculpture at Schoenthal by private investor John Schmid. Today the listed monastery complex, which spreads over 100 hectares of land, is home to various art collections. It is a place of tranquillity and inspiration. Schmid, who is also the foundation’s president tells us more: “Until 5 November 2017, visitors can explore an exhibition of sculptures by Hans Josephsohn in the courtyard and the church.

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