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“Beautiful Palace chapel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Emmeram Church

St. Emmeram Church
Ranked #5 of 62 things to do in Regensburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hiratsuka Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Beautiful Palace chapel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is one of my favorite churches in Germany, and I am an old church buff. The chapel itself was once a monastery church and the attached Turn u. Taxis palace originally served as the monastery proper. It has served as the private chapel of the resident family since the property was given to them after the church properties were seized during the early days of the Bavarian monarchy.

The decorations are quite impressive and two relic bodies are displayed for veneration. The ceiling frescoes are particularly spectacular. I really enjoy visiting here because it is always empty. It is off the tourist track, and easy to miss with its unassuming exterior, but well worth the effort to find and visit when in Regensburg.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Astonishing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

This church is one beautiful, baroque, Catholic church. Formerly the Benedictine Monastery of St Emmeram it is one of the sites to see when in Regensburg. The monastery is long gone and, sadly, the cloisterers now belong to the Palace of the Thurn und Taxi Princes (which charges a fee to tour the Palace and its treasures - I chose not to tour the Palace, not wanting to contribute to Princess Gloria's self promotion; if you go to the Palace Museum shop you'll know what I mean!).

This monastic church is still in operation and is the local parish church. The Baroque decoration is remarkable, the paintings old and extremely large, Saints relics (skeletons) on view, monastic grills still used, crypt houses the body of St Wolfgang which can be viewed when the crypt is open. The size of this church is majestic, the ambience serene and deserving. Best not to go when there is a service on unless you are Catholic and can then participate.

Visited April 2014
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Germany
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“Natural beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Beautiful church that has held it's historical and architectural features over the years. Walked around the church and enjoyed the outside cemetery. Very interesting cemetery.

Visited April 2014
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Brasilia, DF
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“Religion and Kingdom, together”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

St. Emmeram Church is connected to the Thurn und Taxis Castle. Its chapel is so serene that one can deeply connect to itself and God there.

Visited April 2013
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Ancona, Italy
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“Another world - breathtakingly beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

An absolutely extraordinary experience. From the nondescript, drab outer doors, through a dim antechamber, you're suddenly in a completely different, completely unexpected world of swirls of rich, light creams and gold. I've seen it described somewhere as "like an explosion in a wedding-cake factory", which misses the seriousness - this represents heaven - but gives some idea of its impact on an unsuspecting visitor. Breathtaking.

To find it, stand facing the outer entrance to the driveway to the Schloss Thurn und Taxis. The church entrance is on your left.

Visited February 2013
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