Alte Kapelle, 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. Plan your Alte Kapelle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Regensburg using our Regensburg trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • This is a beautiful chapel near the Dome. The shrine inside is outstanding. Lots of nice paintings and intrinsic gold plated sculptures. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • A humble and modest façade hides a rich Rococo Interior in a blaze of white and gold stucco and decorations, triumph. It is usually closed to the public, the Interior is only visible through the grate of protection.
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  • The Catholic Collegiate Church of our Lady to the old chapel in Regensburg is the main church of the Abbey College of our Lady of the old chapel, the oldest collegiate monastery of Bavaria and the oldest church in Regensburg. From the point of view of historical art, is considered one of the most important rococo churches of Bavaria. According to the legend, it is also the oldest church and therefore the mother church of Bavaria, from which emanated the Christianization of the country.
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  • Fascinated by the pipe organ and interior design
  • 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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