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Monastic Island of Reichenau

Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Type: Islands, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Cormeilles, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

On our recent brief stay in Meersburg, amongst the places that we had made a note to visit was the island of Reichenau. Easy to find but unfortunately just as easy to forget. An island that, perhaps because of it's monastic past, appears to grow every vegetable in Germany thanks to it's micro-climate. We have never seen so many shapes... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

In the early morning I rented a bicycle near my hotel in Konstanz, Germany and spent the best part of the day leisurely biking around the Monastic island of Reichanau. The monastery churches and buildings constructed from the 9th to the 11th century were most interesting to see and I was, by chance as I arrived on bicycle, able to... More

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St. Louis, MO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This island was both beautiful and eery. We went there on a very gray and cloudy day in autumn. There was intermittent rain and mist. The monasteries were beautiful as were the homes and gardens...however...there were no other people other than ourselves! We even stopped in at the visitor center, and there was no one there. We went on our... More

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Maastricht
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My destination was the Monastic Island of Reichenau, included in the list of Unesco sites. The reason why the site was appointed to the list was the following one: "The churches on the island of Reichenau retain remarkable elements of several stages of construction and thus offer outstanding examples of monastic architecture in Central Europe from the 9th to the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

The best way to see this is probably to go by bike - the island is charming and there's flowers everywhere. There are three different churches - and you should really see all of them. Don't miss the museums if you're interested in history. There's a small fee to get into the treasury of the largest church - just 2... More

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