The Essential
This hamlet, where Brother Nicholas of Flüe lived with his large family, has retained its country character. The hilltop chapel (1618) can be seen from afar and is dedicated to St Charles of Borromea. It is accessed by a stairway and an esplanade with fine views. The house where St Nicholas was born (14C) and his family home, both fine flower-decked chalets, are open to the public.