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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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  • This church actually pre-dates the Regensburg cathedral by about 50 years. The gilded interior is striking as is the art, especially the ceiling which was applied in the baroque style. There are also ...  more »
  • Open daily, free admission on Sundays festive divine service with choir and organ. Ornate stucco work, magnificent and colourful paintings on the ceiling. High altar decorated with gold.
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  • I often go in when I'm in the old city, especially as the old chapel is easily accessible via a narrow small tour of old town from the pedestrian zone. Especially in the morning, you can see often shine in a glorious light through the window. Often, the main part of the Church is locked but a grid, you can look through but good. Best you go but for a service, then you get also the good acoustics. The barockene Church is too overloaded to pomp, but very coherent and harmonious me personally. For Baroque and Rococo fans a must, especially as it one of the oldest churches of Bavaria is.
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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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