Scots Monastery, RegensburgCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Jakobstraße 3, 93047 Regensburg, Germany.
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-94129830
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Statue, Tower, Old Town, Heritage Building
Situated in the Old Town of Regensburg, the Scots monastery was built in 1150 by Irish monks. The monastery was originally named as St. James Abbey, however it was renamed as Scots monastery as it became home to numerous Scottish monks and missionaries between 1560 and 1860. Considered to be Germany's most important Romanesque ecclesiastical buildings, the monastery is famous for its fascinating north portal which dates back to 1180. The main highlights of this structure are:
- Its towers which date back to 1100-20.
- The three aisles inside are divided by a nine-bay arcade with rounded arches and a clerestory in plain white masonry. The large cylindrical columns are carved with capitals, representing foliage and figurative scenes. Some of the noticeable figures are those of Green Men, lions, eagles, and crocodiles. The bases of the columns also display sculptures of humble beasts such as dogs, pigs, vultures and donkeys.
- Nearest Bus Stop: Regensburg Hbf, Regensburg-Prufening.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Regensburg before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Regensburg and book an accommodation of your choice.
83.09% of people who visit Regensburg include Scots Monastery, Regensburg in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
27.82% of people start their Scots Monastery, Regensburg visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Scots Monastery, Regensburg
50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Scots Monastery, Regensburg