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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (Lake Dwelling Museum)||2016||12.9km||site_ao|
|This German-Swiss Town Is a Remarkable Blend of Two Countries||2017||27.8km||site_ao|
|Museum im Lagerhaus||2017||38.6km||site_ao|
|Parish Church St. Verena (Pfarrkirche St. Verena)||36.3km||site_brutalism|
|Mourning Hall, Cemetery Ravensburg||39.2km||site_brutalism|
|Abbey of St Gall||1983||38.8km||site_whs|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.