I visited Regensburg for a lot of times but it was only last month when I had the chance to go inside this beautiful old church in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. It is called the Alte Kapelle which is translated in English as the Old Chapel.
A friend of mine had some visitors from the US that time and I accompanied and toured them in some of the places in Germany. My friend mentioned that there is a lovely church here which has a lot of gold inside. I knew that I was once in this building some years ago but did not had the chance to go inside because there was a mass going on.
After our visit to the Cathedral in Regensburg, we headed south of the Dom. I was not mistaken, it was the church that I visited before but only seen the exterior of it. The exterior of the Alte Kapelle looks so humble but if you go inside, you will see its amazing rococo decorations. The legend says that this church is the oldest church in Bavaria, Germany. Its first construction is said to begun in 700. The core is about 100 years old and the Gothic vaulted ceilings were added in the Middle Ages.
I have been to many churches in Europe but the Alte Kapelle has its own beauty which is incomparable to the other ones I saw. The church is only open during services. Of course you can go inside and have a peek through the wrought-iron grill.
The full name of the this church in Germany is Stift zu Unserer Lieben Frau (zur Alten Kapelle).
Here some of the snapshots I took during our visit last July 2012.
|The beautiful fresco on the center of the ceiling.|