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Campus Galli

Carolingian Monastery Town in Messkirch

A journey back to an age
with no machines or electricity


More than 1200 years ago, monks on the island of Reichenau drew up the ground plan of an ideal monastery. Besides a large church, the draft also included artisans' housing, stables, gardens, and everything else that was necessary to make the monastery self-sufficient and independent. For many centuries the plan lay dormant in the library archive of the Abbey of St. Gall. Today this world-famous St. Gall Monastery Plan is becoming reality near Messkirch.

It will take several decades to complete all the buildings of the monastery complex. In the meantime, visitors have the opportunity to watch the artisans at their daily work, and even join in if they wish. On the marketplace a wide selection of food and drink invites you to linger, and while you're enjoying a tasty monastery sausage, for example, you can watch the carpenters close up as they rough-hew the beams.

We warmly invite you to visit the monastery construction site! Immerse yourself in the fascinating atmosphere of Early Medieval times and let yourself to be captivated by our unique construction project! 

Campus Galli - Karolingische Klosterstadt

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Am Hackenberg 92
88605 Meßkirch
+49 7575 9266495
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  • Stadt Meßkirch
  • Conradin-Kreutzer-Straße 1
  • D-88605 Meßkirch