Monday’s Travel Photos – Klosterkirche Rheinau in Switzerland

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We were staying near Stein am Rhein in Switzerland and on our way back from visiting Schaffhausen and its Rheinfall, the spectacular waterfall on the Rhine, I suddenly spotted the most amazing church in the distance. It turned out to be the Klosterkirche Rheinau monastery church, one of Switzerland’s most significant religious buildings. The original 12th century basilica, built on an island on a strategic bend in the Rhine River was rebuilt in the Baroque style in the first part of the 18th century and turned into a monastery church. The inside is quite stunning.

Klosterkirche in the distance

Klosterkirche in the distance

Klosterkirche monastery church

Klosterkirche monastery church

Rheinau village

Rheinau village

Baroque interior of Klosterkirche

Baroque interior of Klosterkirche

Baroque altar close up

Baroque altar close up

Another view of Rhinau

Another view of Rhinau

 

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3 Responses to Monday’s Travel Photos – Klosterkirche Rheinau in Switzerland

  1. Susan Walter says:

    Love its turks hat tower tops. Are the marble columns real or painted? they blend so well with the colours in the painting.

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