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Chapel on Bord

Bord was once the centre of the Zwischbergental and heavily inhabited. A small wayside shrine was the ecclesiastical centre. Around 1642, Captain Johann Amherd had a stately chapel built on the same site. He donated the building site and paid all the construction costs. According to his decree, the administration was always to remain in the Amherd family. In the great earthquake of 1855, the roof collapsed. The Amherd family took over the restoration. Only when the last Amherd left the valley around 1860 did the community take over the maintenance and administration of the chapel. In 1973, the community completely renovated the chapel. Until 1850, the chapel festival was celebrated in a big way inside and outside the chapel. The Zwischbergers turned up in full numbers and the Italian neighbours from St. Lorenzo came in droves over the Moncera Pass to the chapel festival on board and smuggled the festival wine over the border. The locals slaughtered a sheep. According to oral tradition, the secular celebrations in the afternoon lasted longer than the spiritual ones in the morning.


Chapel on Bord
3907 Simplon

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