St. Gallus Church

Bregenz, Austria

The mighty St. Gallus church from the 17th to 18th century sits enthroned above the city. The church was constructed on a pre-Christian cult site and was redesigned on multiple occasions by the famous baroque master builders of the Bregenz Forest.

The church was built to the site of pre-Romanesque church founded around 450 AD. Irish monks Columbanus and his brother Gallus founded the destroyed church in 610 AD and ordered to rebuild it.

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Founded: 1737
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Ralf Schubert (3 years ago)
Neogotik vom Feinsten...
Anderson England (3 years ago)
Beautiful old church. Peace and quiet. Wonderful place to meditate and pray. The opulence is majestic.
Andreas Schlagowski (3 years ago)
Aktuell singt der Kirchenchor. Allerdings sind in der Kirche keine Besucher. Der Chor singt nur für seinen Pfarrer. Aber der Klang in der Kirche ist sehr gut.
Andreas Preuss (4 years ago)
Bedauerlicherweise kennen wir die Kirche nur auf Grund einer Beerdigung! Trotzdem ein schönes und sehr schönes Gotteshaus! Rentiert sich zum ansehen!
Nibi palliparambil (4 years ago)
It is one of the oldest church in Bregenz
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