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1274, the monastery was granted to be realms abbey. They were rich and collected land that was at it´s best at about 306 km² and ranged from the "Allgäu" till the lake of constance. Weingarten was one of the biggest monastery in the south. In 1715 the little romanic church from 1124- 1182 was tared down. At this place on of the biggest baroque Basilikas was built. In 1803, after Secularization, the monastery was dissolved, their property was put to the house of Oranien-Nassau. The city ALtdorf itself was already from 1452 part of the so called Vorderösterreich (Austria). In 1805 it was put to the Kingdom... Read more »
Recent reviews for Weingarten
The baroque palace of Weintgarten is great - Apr 12, 2009, by Wazling
Weingarten is a nice city, middle size and well positioned in the south of germany. It's a quiet town with a nice inner city, some of it's medieval buildings still preserved. There you can also find one of the biggest baroque churches of... Read more »
Quick facts about Weingarten - Nov 26, 2009, by MadSuh
Weingarten is a small town in the South of Germany. It's rather quiet there as it is located next to another small town called Ravensburg and most people hang out there. Social life is also not quite interesting there, but then there are... Read more »
What to visit in Weingarten - Jul 6, 2010, by asterix
Weingarten it is a small town linked to Ravensburg, it is so near that you can't even see when you are in Ravenburg or Weingarten. Here is situated the famous basilica of St. Martin and Oswald, one of the greatest barroc basilica of the... Read more »
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