In the mittel of our cloister is a wonderful counrtyard with a beautiful stone fountain.


Gain an insight into the area.

The Klostergut Paradies and its activities

1 GF Training Center

2 Iron Library

3 Eligius Metalworking Guild

4 St. Michael’s Abbey

5 Convent Park

6 Gatehouse

The oldest building in the complex dates back to 1588 and is one of the oldest in the canton of Thurgau. The building originally included accommodation for the guards. The North face of the gate arch features the crests of the six Catholic municipalities that were involved in restoring the convent after the Reformation: Glarus, Zug, Lucerne, Uri, Unterwalden and Schwyz.

7 Agriculture

The estate covers approximately 65 hectares of meadows and fields, around half of which is used for agricultural purposes. Georg Fischer AG acquired the entire complex in 1918 in order to provide “food and accommodation to employees”.

8 Mühlibach (formerly Schwarzach)

GF's founder set up a hammer mill on the stream running through the estate in the 19th century. A Francis turbine was inaugurated behind the wash house in 1999 as part of the celebrations to mark 125 years of the Winterthur School of Technology.

9 Ferry to Büsingen

10 Restaurant Paradies

The Restaurant Paradies is situated directly on the banks of the Rhine and has been running since the 18th century. The building was renovated in 2008. The restaurant has a welcoming terrace with seating for more than 200 people right on the river.