A beautiful, light, airy church. It is so heavenly welcoming, especially if you go there right after you visited the cold and dark Dom.
This is a great architectural contrast to St. Peter's, and close enough that it feels almost like a side-by-side comparison if you come here right after. Unlike St. Peter's, this church allows photos as long as there is no service going on. If you have time, check out the church on the Thurn&Taxis grounds for a larger rendition of this... More
We thought this church was magnificent inside, and more beautiful than St. Peter's Cathedral. Usually if you see one church, you've seen them all. Not the case with Alte Kapelle. From the outside it looks quite plain, but once inside you have a wonderful baroque interior.
As others have mentioned, we had a little trouble finding Alte Kapelle. It's just around the corner from the more-visited St. Peter's - some tourist maps have it labelled but it still wasn't obvious. (I'll post a picture of the outside - that might help a little.) It is true that they have the sanctuary protected by heavy gates but... More
Unassuming church in a town square gives no indication of the fantastic gold and white interior. We almost missed it because it appeared to be closed up. Persistence and a helpful local woman paid off. The rewards are stunning.
As opposed to the Gothic grandeur of St Peter's Dome Cathedral, this Old Chapel is a fine example of Baroque splendour. The setback is that iron bars prohibit visitors taking a bench seat or going near the altar.
The gilt and glow to this chapel is stunning, ultra-theatrical as roccoco should be, but yet discernible patterns and motifs make for a visual treat. I was fortunate to attend during a service on a weekday, but was surprised that the chapel was closed to the public shortly after. Best to check opening hours during winter. But definitely a must-see... More
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