Island of Monasteries Reichenau

The Lake Constance region bears witness to the important role played by monasteries in the Middle Ages in the religious and cultural life of this part of Baden-Württemberg. For centuries this region, together with the episcopal city of Constance, formed a cultural unity. The intellectual and artistic activity of the religious orders marked the cultural … Read more » “Island of Monasteries Reichenau”

Carved and Frescoed Heritage

The village of Bönigen (canton Bern) is unique for its decorated wooden homes and (store) houses. The village has never suffered destruction of fire and devastating (civil) wars and many buildings date from the sixteenth century onwards. The buildings are tightly packed together along narrow streets and no generation laid hands on these old dwellings … Read more » “Carved and Frescoed Heritage”

Abbey Church of Schaffhausen

The abbey church of Schaffhausen, a three-aisled basilica, is an originally Romanesque church. The abbey church was originally part of the buildings of the Benedictine abbey of All Saints, founded by the Swabian count Eberhard III of Nellenburg (1015-1078). A first monastery was completed in 1064. It was later extended with an outbuilding and a … Read more » “Abbey Church of Schaffhausen”