The PAXMAL monument; if you cherish nature and peace; this is the right place. A peace monument in the Churfirsten mountains, outside Walenstadtberg, high over (1290 meters a.s.l.) the Walensee (Lake Walen) is an impressive work of art. It was built, single-handedly!, by Karl Bickel, a Swiss stamps graphic designer. It took him 25 years, from 1924 to 1949, to complete this astonishing place of meditation and peace. To some extent it has the look of a temple, a place of worship, but it is not. On the side walls, huge mosaics display the earthly life on the one side and the spiritual life on the other.
It took Karl Bickel about a year per figure to create these lively mosaics in various stone and marble in multiple colors. By the way, Paxmal is also on the list of power places in Switzerland, boasting 18500 Bovis units. The view over the Walensee is just another reason to sit here and think about things…..