Ecclesiastical art and culture have shaped the international Lake Constance region as early as the 8th century and continues to inspire people to this day. The most important monasteries and church buildings are stone witnesses to living history. The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monasteries of Reichenau and St.Gallen, the Council of Constance and the master builders of the baroque era shaped European culture. At Lake Constance, visitors celebrate traditional religious processions, join spiritual communities, walk pilgrimage sections along the Way of St. James and gather strength in the silence of consecrated places.
Church traditions are deeply rooted in the Lake Constance region and come to life at regional celebrations, harvest festivals and festive community processions year-round.
There were well over 300 monasteries in the Lake Constance region and many more churches and chapels.
Early medieval monks and nuns shaped Lake Constance culture resulting in an unparalleled landscape of spirituality,
nature and architecture. This interactive map gives an overview of the most interesting destinations.
The Lake Constance region preserves a rich treasury of important monasteries and churches, history and traditions including World Cultural Heritage sites, the Council of Constance, the Upper Swabian Baroque Road and the themes of "Living Traditions" and "Spirituality Plus."
Lake Constance offers its guests inspiring nature as well as room for quietude and spiritual experiences. It’s an ideal place for a soul holiday.
Project "Kirchen Klöster Weltkultur!"
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