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“Definitely worth a look!”
Review of Alte Kapelle

Alte Kapelle
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$51.35*
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Regensburg Rail Day Trip from Munich
Ranked #3 of 66 things to do in Regensburg
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Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a look!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

As others have mentioned, we had a little trouble finding Alte Kapelle. It's just around the corner from the more-visited St. Peter's - some tourist maps have it labelled but it still wasn't obvious. (I'll post a picture of the outside - that might help a little.) It is true that they have the sanctuary protected by heavy gates but it is an amazing example of Baroque style and quite a contrast to the dark simplicity of St. Peter's. I spent a couple of Euros on a little booklet about its history which is fascinating. It existed as far back as 875 AD but was completely transformed in the 18th century when Rococo was much in fashion. It won't take long and I think it was definitely worth our stop.

Visited March 2013
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Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful Baroque”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Unfortunately it wasn't possible to move around inside the chapel, but it was very impressive. Try to go when the sun is shining.

Visited December 2012
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Thank John W
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Charlottesville, VA
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127 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great baroque interior”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Not much to look at from the outside, but this chapel has a great baroque interior. Right in the center of town, so don' miss it.

Visited September 2012
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Glendale, Arizona
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109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“plain exterior belies the splendid interior”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Unassuming church in a town square gives no indication of the fantastic gold and white interior. We almost missed it because it appeared to be closed up. Persistence and a helpful local woman paid off. The rewards are stunning.

Visited May 2012
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Saitama, Japan
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A nice Baroque experience”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

As opposed to the Gothic grandeur of St Peter's Dome Cathedral, this Old Chapel is a fine example of Baroque splendour. The setback is that iron bars prohibit visitors taking a bench seat or going near the altar.

Visited March 2012
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