St. Georg - Oberzell

The church of St. Georg was founded by Abbot Hatto III. at the end of the 9th century. Hatto, who had traveled to Rome with King Arnulf for his emperor coronation in 896, received the head of St. Georg from Pope Formosus. He had the relic brought to the Reichenau, where it found its place in the crypt of the newly established church. Large parts of the original basilica still stand with the present building.

Eight large murals - more than four meters wide and two meters high - depict wonders and miracles of Jesus and illustrate his power over forces of nature, diseases, life and death.

These murals were painted at the end of the 10th century. They thus belong to the first testimonies of its kind north of the Alps and are closely related to the Reichenau scriptorium which reached its peak around the 10th century as well.

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4 - 5 days retreat including breakfast, tea time and cultural program.

19. - 23./24. july or 29. september - 3./4. october 2023

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