Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lake Constance

Guided tours in the Romanesque churches of Reichenau

Reichenau, Germany

The monastic island of Reichenau – St. George with its original 10th century mural paintings is one of the best examples of late Carolingian Romanesque architecture built at the end of the 9th century. St. Mary and Mark Münster (cathedral) is the former church of the Benedictine Abbey Reichenau with origins in AD 724. The oldest features in today’s structure are the crossing and the eastern nave from AD 816. The 3rd church of St. Peter and Paul was consecrated by Bishop Egino of Verona in AD 799 with later Rococo additions.

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Current weather Western Lake Constance

amount of rainfall
1.8 l/m²
hours of sunshine
4h 48min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

Guided tours in English on request.

Guided tours in German:

4th April–26th October
St. Georg, Mon 5 pm (except 18th April, 6th June and 13th June)
Cathedral, Tue 5 pm
St. Peter and Paul, Wed 5pm

Recommended time
60 Minutes
5.00 €

One-time free guided tour with the Bodensee Card PLUS​​​​​​​

Additional information

Point of sale for the Bodensee Card PLUS

Registration & Meeting point
No registration required
Meeting point directly at the respective church

Contact address

Tourist Information Reichenau
Pirminstr. 145
78479 Reichenau

Tel.: +49 7534 92070
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St. Peter und Paul church on the Reichenau Island at Lake Constance

Reichenau Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Reichenau Island in Lake Constance bears outstanding testimony to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery of the Middle Ages.

"Discovering Reichenau" guided tour

The guided tour will visit the former monastic district and the cathedral dedicated to the Virgin and St Mark, and then proceed on foot to the Hochwart, the island’s highest point. Let your gaze...

Museum Reichenau | © Museum Reichenau, Ulrike Klumpp

Reichenau Museum

Visitors to the monastic UNESCO island learn about the cultural and historical significance of Reichenau in three separate museums. Together with the three Romanesque churches, the four museum...

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Reichenau canoe tour

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