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Monastic Island of Reichenau
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Monastic Island of Reichenau

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Germany
Description:
The island of Reichenau on Lake Constance preserves the traces of the Benedictine monastery, founded in 724, which exercised remarkable spiritual, intellectual and artistic influence. The churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul, and St George, mainly built between the 9th and 11th centuries, provide a panorama of early medieval monastic architecture in central Europe. Their wall paintings bear witness to impressive artistic activity.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Monastic Island of Reichenau", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.