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Wallfahrtskirche Basilika Birnau

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Address: Birnau-Maurach 5, 88690 Uhldingen Muhlhofen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7556 932970
08:00 - 18:30
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 richly decorated with magnificent frescoes, altars and stucco ornaments in rococo style. The Basilica is... More 

Thank kilovolt500
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 7 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 inside. This is very long and nice. A nice church.

Thank salsaaudi
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 is no charge for entering the church and although the sign inside reads "no photography"... More 

Thank Karen H
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

A beautiful Cistercian church design. Uniquely different from the one at Salem. Sadly the views over the lake and the mountains were obscured by the fog, low visibility and rain.

Thank wanderingsoul2009
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Beautiful and amazing architectural building overlooking Lake Konstanz with lots of statues and artwork throughout. Highly recommended and a great gift shop for unique gifts or trinkets.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Located close to Uhldingen at the North shore of the lake. Its has a beautiful view overlooking the lake, island Mainau and Uhldingen. The baroque church is dated back until the 9th century and has a gorgeous decorated interior. Easy access by car form the the B31 (between Uhldingen and überlingen, you will see it!) by public transport one has... More 

Thank Lowyr
Graniteville SC
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Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful Church inside. Stop by here twice. Once on Sunday coming in to Friedrichshafen and then the next Saturday. Inside is just amazing.

Thank George S

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