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Alte Kapelle, Regensburg

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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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  • Splendid rococo church typical of this area of Bavaria, this style, these colors and these lines always make me yawn.
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  • This church is mind blowingly beautiful - gold decoration drips fro almost everything. Well worth a visit. The only disappointment is that the church can only be viewed through a grille at the rear as...  more »
  • A cappella. Such right Baroque Baroque. Luxuriously. Were in the morning before service. To find you want to crawl right St. Peter Cathedral. 200 metres to go on the street to the right is a small courtyard with a parking lot, go here.
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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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  • 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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  • Great Church, inconspicuous from the outside. Inside, more beautiful than the DOM
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