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Alte Kapelle, Regensburg

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Regensburg
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • I know that the word beautiful does not means much but interior of that church Is really something special.  more »
  • Amazing place, quite hidden from outside, you risk to miss it and it would be a shame because it is wonderful. I visited it alone, there was nobody and it was very quite. I had the time to go around a...  more »
  • This Chapel is undoubtedly the main excuse to visit inside the Cathedral of St. Peter. The role of gold and the ceiling frescoes make it especially beautiful and, although the Cathedral inside did not seem to me particularly spectacular, visit improved substantially thanks to this Chapel.
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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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