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Stadt Ellwangen

The Basilica St. Vitus and the Market Square - The Centre of the Town

A significant late Romanesque building in Swabia. Consecrated in 1233 and converted into the Baroque style between 1737 - 1741. Especially worth seeing are the eastern frontage, the crypt, the panels of abbots and provosts in the southern transept ant the cloister, adjoining the northern section of the church.

The Protestant Town Church - Frescoes of chief quality

Formerly a Jesuit Church, it was rebuilt between 1724 and 1729 from the plans of Jakob Amrhein. Magnificent frescoes portraying the Virgin Mary and illusion art by Christoph Thomas Scheffler. Artistic wrought-iron latticework in the entrance area.

The Baroque Church of Schoenenberg - a popular Pilgrimage Destination

The church was constructed from 1682 - 1685 respectively 1709 - 1715 in its present form.a pilaster Church, built to the "Vorarlberg Baroque Stype", it has an impressive interior, displaying stucco work by Melchior Haudt and Melchior Paulus. A marvellous Christmas crib, situated above the choir, is on permanent display.