The "Water Church" was originally built on a small island where, according to legend, the city's martyrs Felix and Regula were executed by the Romans.
This late Gothic church was completed towards the end of the 15th century and was regarded as being particularly holy. This is why, during the Reformation, it was referred to as a "temple of idol worshippers". A warehouse and then a municipal library were set up to prevent anyone being tempted to re-introduce the cult of the saints.
Renovated in 1942, the church is now used for religious and cultural purposes. A particularly attractive highlight are the choir windows by Augusto Giacometti, which contrast the life of Jesus Christ with the life of modern man.
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