Suggested churche and abbey experiences

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Birnau abbey church

Nestling among the picturesque vineyards high above the lake rises the slender pinky-white tower of the magnificent baroque church of Birnau. Walking through the gates of...

Cathusian Monastery close to Lake Constance

Carthusian Monastery Ittingen

The former monastery complex with its wonderful gardens, two museums and an idyllic beer garden is a very special place. Stay overnight in one of the unique, stylish hotel...

Bad Schussenried Abbey close to Lake Constance

Schussenried Monastery Museum – NEW!

A former Premonstratensian monastery. Plans for the new monastery complex were drawn up in the mid-18th century by Dominikus Zimmermann and the edifice was built by Jakob...

St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine...

Campus Galli – the Carolingian Monastery Town, Meßkirch

More than 1,200 years ago, monks on Reichenau Island drew up the perfect plan for a monastery. In addition to a large church, the plan also included craftsmen’s houses,...

Upper Swabian Baroque Road

For almost fifty years, the Upper Swabian Baroque Road has paved the way to the lovingly renovated vestiges of the past. Four roads wind their way through the region,...

Abbey library in St.Gallen close to Lake Constance

Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Abbey Cathedral of St Gall, the abbey library and the surrounding monastery buildings - in short the St. Gallen Abbey District - was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Salem Monastery and Palace at Lake Constance

Salem Monastery and Palace

Surrounded by extensive parks and gardens stands the former Cistercians monastery and modern-day Salem palace. It came into the possession of the Margraves of Baden in 1802...