Gsteig church near Wilderswil – discover a historic gem
Discover the building’s different construction styles
The impressive Gsteig church is connected to the picturesque village of Wilderswil by a wooden bridge. This Protestant church has a history stretching back centuries. The present building dates from the 12th century, while the oldest parts of its foundations date from the 8th century. Visit the historic building and admire the distinct construction styles in its interior and the paintings on its walls. The drawings only were uncovered following several renovations. It is clear from the Romanesque round-arched windows, Gothic lancet windows and the Baroque church tower that the church was enlarged and rebuilt several times. The church’s immediate environs include the vicarage, the Gsteig inn, the covered wooden bridge and the unusual sloping cemetery.
Your highlights at a glance
- Historic building with foundations dating from the 8th century
- Several distinct construction styles can be seen inside the church
- Gsteig church hosts a Protestant church service at 9.30h each Sunday.
- Admire the magnificently executed paintings on the church’s walls
To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note
- Combine a visit to the church with a village tour of Wilderswil or Gsteigwiler
- Obtain the brochure “Cultural Walks at the Entrance to the Lütschinen Valleys” from the Wilderswil tourist information office for additional cultural and historical information on the region
- A small number of parking spaces are available next to Gsteig church
“I was particularly fascinated by the rustic wooden benches and the magnificent stained-glass windows in Gsteig church.The church is both impressive and also very photogenic.”