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Chapel Lüsgen

The Lüsgen Chapel looks back on an eventful history. The chapel was built by order of the hotelier Gervas Klingele in 1883/1884 in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Belalp for his mostly Anglican guests. This only changed after the Second World War.

The Temple

For decades, an Anglican pastor held services for the English guests in the chapel, which was also called the temple by the locals. This was because Catholics were forbidden to celebrate mass in the same chapel at that time, which is why it was celebrated in the attic room of a nearby hut.

Conversion

Due to the chaos of the Second World War, tourism almost completely collapsed and Belalp was also affected. Due to the lack of English guests, there was also no demand for Anglican services. As a result, the bishop allowed the local faithful to use the chapel for Catholic services from 1941.
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Chapel Lüsgen
Aletschbord
3914 Belalp
Schweiz

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