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Council Building

Council Building When arriving in Konstanz from Friedrichshafen by Katamaran, the first building... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
Historical building right at the port with restaurant and park

Although we were at the restaurant outside, but interested in the history of the building we went... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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Hafenstr. 2, 78462 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7531 21221
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Council Building When arriving in Konstanz from Friedrichshafen by Katamaran, the first building you see upon leaving the boat is the Konzil building (“Konzilgebäude”) on the right. The German word “Konzil” stands for council and refers to the Council of Constance [1414 – 1418]. In...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Although we were at the restaurant outside, but interested in the history of the building we went in next day to look at the exhibits. It is indeed worth a visit to know about the history of this part of Germany.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

I found this place really interesting as it showed how an extraordinary medieval event was impacting the normal people and how at that time everything went much quiter with 24 hour news cycle.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Cay H
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A real-life "Game of Thrones" played out right here, in this building, between 1414 and 1418. The major political, social, and ecclesiastical forces of Europe were present and had a stake in the proceedings of the meeting (Council of Constance) that happened here. Certainly anyone...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

The Konzilgebäude stands proud on the harbour front overlooking the lake and contains an interesting exhibition.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This building called the Konzil is called that because it was there that the Council from Konstanz gathered from 1414 to 1418 to elect a new Pope, Martin V, when there were 3 religious men disputing the right to be Pope. The building is from...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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