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Extraordinary

Never in my life have I seen such a Church. So ornate, beautiful, peaceful and sumptuous. Not only... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Frances L
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Jersey
Stunning!

I visit lots of old churches. This has long been one of my favorites. A rococo gem overlooking... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
dangerFlorida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

A great place to enjoy a perfect view on a summer day. The Basilika itself is very impressive with lits of coulorful paintings at ceiling and walls. Great and breathtaking atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

This beautiful church cannot fail to impress-even if you are not a church goer! The light, happy atmosphere of the interior and the exquisite art of murals and statues gives the visitor a good impression of baroque art. The church is off the beaten track, but it is well known in the area.It should not be missed, if you are in the area.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank CharlotteKelowna
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

Basilica Birnau is a very lovely pilgrimage Baroque church built in 1746-1749 for the Cistercians monastery of nearby Salem. It is located high above Lake Constance, dominating the surrounding countryside between Meersburg and Überlingen, with easy access by car from B31. The church interior is richly decorated with magnificent frescoes, altars and stucco ornaments in rococo style. The Basilica is surrounded by vineyards owned by the monastery.
The terrace outside the church has great views across the lake. There is ample parking space as well as toilets, and a kiosk with drinks and food. Last not least, before leaving the interior of the church do not forget to donate a few Euros for the upkeep of this awesome church.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Helmut S
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

The view of lake Konstanz alone would justify a stop. The inside of the church is breath taking. There is a vineyard next to it. A small café is available with items for sale.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank cdhcch
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is as lovely as the view from the vinyard. take some time and soak it in. Buy a candle, say a prayer, donate to its upkeep. It will do your heart good.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Trent B
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