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Minster - Cathedral, Konstanz: 17 reviews and 67 photos

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I had seen the interior of the Minster church during the day on my own, but I saw a guided tour was scheduled at 7 pm (in German). This is not to be missed! You get to hear a lot about the history of bishopry and church (in German, though) and can see even the otherwise inaccessible parts of the complex - the chapter hall, the sacristy and the high choir.

The chapter hall above the cloisters was built 1453 - 80 and is very beautiful. Nowadays it is used for service of congregations of foreigners (Italians, Spaniards, Croatians). The tour continues through the sacristy where you can see liturgical things (e.g. vestments) and works of art, followed by a look into an office room. It ends in the high choir which is not accessible otherwise. You can take a seat in the wonderfully carved wooden pewage and have a closer look at the altar (pic 4) as well as the southern choir with beautiful altar and ceilings (pic 5).

The tour is free but a small donation is welcome.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2011
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