In the bernese Jura, the Chapel of Jean Gui shelters the “Archives and library of the Swiss Mennonite conference” where one can find original documents and objects, witnesses to this history.
The Anabaptists were persecuted through different forms, more or less from the start of the Reform in Zurich (16th century) till the apparition of the modern Federal State (19th century). Many Anabaptists had to leave the country, while others stayed on the Jura heights that were at that time part of the “Evêché de Bâle” till 1815. During the 20th century and beginning of the 21st, a reconciliation and memory work was done between the Anabaptists, called today Mennonites, Churches and other faiths. The archives can be visited by following the hike of the Anabaptists Path. It’s impressive to discover that even in need and with difficult climates conditions, these people managed to make a life for themselves up on the Jura Mountains.
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- Guided visits on request (groups or individuals)
- Language of the visits : French, German, English
Guided visits on request (groups or individuals)
Adult, children (price per person)
- CHF 15.-
- Free parking
- Booking required
- Custom hours on request
- Guided tours
- Exhibition / explanations
- Suitable for groups