Germany - Monastic Island of Reichenau

"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." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Klosterinsel Reichenau of Bodensee. Thanks to Ruth of USA. Mailed October 14, 2013 and arrived in Penang on Oct 26, 2013.





Postcard 2
A pretty multi-view of the churches of St Mary and Marcus, St Peter and St Paul and St George of Reichenau Island. Nice stamps used. Thanks to Silke of Germany.


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