Saturday, August 10, 2013
1,200 Year Old Monastery Plan to be Implemented
Meßkirch (Catholic news / RV). The monastery of St. Gallen is to be rebuilt for the first time according to its famous plan of the 9th Century. The German Meßkirch Project is to be realized 20 kilometers north of Lake Constance, 30 kilometers from the Swiss border. The construction period is expected to last around 40 years, reports the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" on Wednesday. On the 24-hectare community ground arises the first replica of the famous St. Gall Monastery plan from the 9th Century. As seed money for the project, 1.2 million euro are available - thanks to contributions from the European Union, the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, of county and township, which has leased the site for 59 years to its support. After four years, the project must be self-supporting; 120,000 visitors are required with an entry fee of 9 euros.
Photo: Church window - Source: Andreas Gehrmann
Kathnews... and Spiegel Edit: sadly, although they are using the 9th century building methods, it doesn't appear they will be using real Monks.