On the western route of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route, the Upper Swabian Baroque is revealed to the visitor in full force. It leads from the north-west of the region from the Heiligkreuztal Monastery to the pilgrimage church in Birnau and the New Palace Meersburg.
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scenic / geology / flora / culture / fauna
Monasteries, churches and famous putti
Starting in Riedlingen, where the Weilerbergkapelle can be visited, the tour continues to Altheim, where nearby the mountain Bussen the parish church St. Martin shows stucco work by Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer. Via the Cistercian Monastery Heiligkreuztal you reach Veringenstadt, where you can "shiver" due to the history of the witch "Bader Ann".
Worth seeing is the Franziskusgarten in the Sießen Monastery in Bad Saulgau or one of the many costume and culinary city tours in Mengen. In the Hohenzollern town of Sigmaringen, the Josefskapelle is a beautiful destination for a visit and in Inzigkofen an impressive monastery complex with a royal park awaits visitors.
On the way to Leibertingen, there is a memorial high above the Danube, and then the route leads to Meßkirch with the town church of St. Martin. From there you can visit two great monastery complexes, Kloster Wald and Kloster Habsthal, until the route reaches Pfullendorf, where you can admire two churches and a chapel.
Continuing towards Lake Constance, the route passes the well-known Monastery and Palace Salem. There you can see the highlights of Salem's art before you reach the great viewpoint with the Birnau Basilica, from where you have a view out over the entire lake. A visit of the famous "Honigschlecker" should not be missing here. As the final stop on the route, the New Palace Meersburg, one of the most original baroque residences, awaits visitors before they continue their journey or return home.
Further information can be found in the brochure "Offizieller Routenführer der Oberschwäbischen Barockstraße" (only available in German). You can order it here free of charge.