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Address: Jakobstr. 1, 93047, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
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The oldest church in Regensburg

This church, Schottenkirche St. Jacob) founded by Irish Monks about 1100 (therefore the name) is the oldest in the region. The portal is extremely beautiful, and is now protected... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This church, Schottenkirche St. Jacob) founded by Irish Monks about 1100 (therefore the name) is the oldest in the region. The portal is extremely beautiful, and is now protected by a glass facility. The church is about 15 minutes walk from the old city, but is very near St. Jacob Gates and the city park.

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

this is another nice church to visit the entrance of the church is being protected by glass inside the structure is so nice and beautiful must visit place in Regensburg

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

This is delightful church - with interesting architecture. What was very fascinating was looking at the carvings on teh wall which are covered in glass to protect them - proved quite difficult to photograph This church is one that is worth visiting and it is compact and does not take a long time to look around

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

The entrance is unusual, and worth a visit. The church it opens up into is also a nice place to see. Very serene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

This amazing portal is fascinating for the variety of its carvings which are also very unusual. It is very old and it is worth spending time looking at the patterns and various images. This church is know as the Scottish church though it was Irish monks who were here first.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Regensburg is a town that has more churches than we could visist in 2 1/2 days. It has a great Dom, but for us this so called Scotts church, ( Sankt Jacob Church) was the best. It is small and cosy Church, with a very special atmosphere, difficult to describe, but I believe a must visit !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This portal of the old Scottish church is about one thousand years old, made of sandstone. It has already suffered quite some ravages of time, so in order to preserve it, the Regensburg city has protected it by placing it under a glass facade that completely covers it. The respect the Germans have for their far past history is amazing,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Do not stop at the Portal (though great), the abbey church is a fascinating place. A Romanesque architecture is beautiful in its simplicity, it makes a real impression. A silent moment in that church is a must for any vistior to Regensburg. Other sights are amazing too; for me it was St. Jakob, however, what made my day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Scots Portal is the entrance to an ancient abbey which was founded by Scots/Irish monks in the very early Middle Ages. It's easy to find - round the corner from Kneitinger's restaurant. It's famous for the strange, angular stone figures and symbols carved on it, the meaning of which is a mystery. Definitely worth a look, especially if you're... More 

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