Alte Kapelle, Regensburg

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Regensburg
Relatively plain and unassuming from the outside, Alte Kapelle is world-famous for its highly decorated Rococo interior. One of the city's major attractions, the core of the church is believed to be well over a thousand years old. The building's Gothic vaulted ceilings, along with several other main features, were added to the structure during the Middle Ages. Most of the rich interior decorations date to the 18th century, when Rococo was much in fashion all over Europe. Walk inside to see the site's famous image of the Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus. Remember: You can take photos only if no church service is in progress while you're there. Arrange to visit Alte Kapelle and other attractions in Regensburg using our Regensburg vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Must be seen. Quite outstanding wall and ceiling painting decorated lovely old organ with Blattgold.Sehr. I was thrilled.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Absolute aha experience - inconspicuous from the outside but stunning as soon as one enters the Church. Should you visit to after the Cathedral.
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  • August 4, 2017
    I know that the word beautiful does not means much but interior of that church Is really something special.  more »
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  • a glimse of paradise! where heaven meets earth!!! on of the most finest churches ever!
  • Beautiful interior
  • Apart from the inside, in Baroque style, the most interesting thing is the icon (which dates back to shortly after the year 1000) in the chapel of access on the South side, which is likely to go almost unnoticed because the environment and does not return it the importance it deserves.
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  • Very nice
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  • So much space, splendour and understatement of wealth shows the Church rarely like this. Nice different concerts - if also obviously religious Middle - Saturday afternoon (when visiting plan).
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