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Days of monastic glory long past

The three churches which today recall the great Benedictine heritage of this island are well worth... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Steven M
Sydney, Australia
Lovely tranquil corner

A little world of its own with villages, farms and historic churches. Lots of people cycling... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2015
Alastair M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

The three churches which today recall the great Benedictine heritage of this island are well worth a visit. The church of St Peter and St Paul has faded 12th century frescoes in the apse. The more impressive church of St George, with a beautiful cycle...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Steven M
Reviewed 5 May 2015

A little world of its own with villages, farms and historic churches. Lots of people cycling around but we were driving.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Reichenau is famous for its gorgeous monastic architecture and for growing fruit and veg in huge greenhouses and on fields. The lake around acts like a massive climate regulator. Arriving on the island via a causeway, lined by trees and marshland grasses, you reach a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank petitefraise
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Rented a bike from my hotel (Steigenberger Inselhotel in Konstanz) to come here. The journey is approximately 8 km one way from the Konstanz city centre, of which the ride across the causeway connecting the island to the mainland is 3km. It is a very...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank TimFP
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On our recent brief stay in Meersburg, amongst the places that we had made a note to visit was the island of Reichenau. Easy to find but unfortunately just as easy to forget. An island that, perhaps because of it's monastic past, appears to grow...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank David G
Reviewed 27 June 2014

In the early morning I rented a bicycle near my hotel in Konstanz, Germany and spent the best part of the day leisurely biking around the Monastic island of Reichanau. The monastery churches and buildings constructed from the 9th to the 11th century were most...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 10 November 2012

This island was both beautiful and eery. We went there on a very gray and cloudy day in autumn. There was intermittent rain and mist. The monasteries were beautiful as were the homes and gardens...however...there were no other people other than ourselves! We even stopped...More

Date of experience: November 2012
4  Thank sendero
Reviewed 25 August 2012

My destination was the Monastic Island of Reichenau, included in the list of Unesco sites. The reason why the site was appointed to the list was the following one: "The churches on the island of Reichenau retain remarkable elements of several stages of construction and...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Zazzu1
Reviewed 7 August 2011

The best way to see this is probably to go by bike - the island is charming and there's flowers everywhere. There are three different churches - and you should really see all of them. Don't miss the museums if you're interested in history. There's...More

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank EllenChr
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