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Wallfahrtskirche Basilika Birnau

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Favorite European Cathedral is in the vineyards of Birnau

Bathed in pinks, whites and gold, the Rococo architecture is truly heavenly. Think of a concert of... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Rococo at its best

Southern Gerrmany, especially Bavaria and Swabia (with the 'Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse'), is... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Bathed in pinks, whites and gold, the Rococo architecture is truly heavenly. Think of a concert of angels as you view the paintings and statuary and especially take note of the famous "honey gourmet/licker" angel. Take a seat in a pew and enjoy the peace,...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Southern Gerrmany, especially Bavaria and Swabia (with the 'Oberschwäbische Barockstrasse'), is well known for its Late Baroque and Rococo churches. One of the most beautiful examples is the Pigrimage Church of Birnau, high above the 'Überlinger See', the northwestern finger of Lake Constance. Already the...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to enjoy a perfect view on a summer day. The Basilika itself is very impressive with lits of coulorful paintings at ceiling and walls. Great and breathtaking atmosphere.

Thank Nebulous911
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This beautiful church cannot fail to impress-even if you are not a church goer! The light, happy atmosphere of the interior and the exquisite art of murals and statues gives the visitor a good impression of baroque art. The church is off the beaten track,...More

Thank CharlotteKelowna
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Basilica Birnau is a very lovely pilgrimage Baroque church built in 1746-1749 for the Cistercians monastery of nearby Salem. It is located high above Lake Constance, dominating the surrounding countryside between Meersburg and Überlingen, with easy access by car from B31. The church interior is...More

Thank Helmut S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The view of lake Konstanz alone would justify a stop. The inside of the church is breath taking. There is a vineyard next to it. A small café is available with items for sale.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is as lovely as the view from the vinyard. take some time and soak it in. Buy a candle, say a prayer, donate to its upkeep. It will do your heart good.

Thank Trent B
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This old church is by the lake Constanz and is very beautiful. Outside there is a grapeyard and a beautiful scenery over the lake Constanz. It is very beautiful inside with high ceilings and great paintings and sculptures. You are not allowed to take photographs...More

Thank salsaaudi
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is simply stunning. Sitting near the main road B31, you cannot miss it. It overlooks the lake and has a vineyard to tne front. Parking fees are charged, a gift shop, toilets and small coffee shop are situated just outside the car park. Therre...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Rich architecture, barock at its best. The view from the place in front of the Basilica is just great!

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