Altdorf – Kapuzinerkloster

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Route: Altdorf (Capuchin Convent Allerheiligen)

Altdorf is the capital of the canton of Uri. Its town center is located at an altitude of 458 m above sea level, slightly north of the outlet of the river Reuss into Lake Uri. The municipality consists of the village itself and the scattered hamlet of Eggbergen (1,410 - 1,678 m above sea level) at the western slope of Höch-Egg (1,785 m above sea level).

North of the town is the oldest Capuchin convent (Kloster Allerheiligen) in Switzerland, built in 1581. This convent was also the first Capuchin convent to be built north of the Alps. Capuchin nuns were in the town between 1677 and 2004.

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