After a domestic morning we headed to the small island of Reichenau which is connected to the mainland by a 2km causeway. The island is a UNESCO world heritage site. In 724 AD Benedictine monks established an abbey here. The abbey became one of the important learning and spiritual centres in Europe. Eminent scholars taught at the renowned abbey school which produced outstanding theologians, politicians, scientists, poets and musicians of the era.
On the island now dominated by horticulture are three churches which remain of the 20 churches and chapels from the period. Each played a significant role in the island monastic life and as well as demonstrating elements of the architecture of the period they also have some with outstanding wall paintings.
We finished our visit by visiting the highest point on the island with great views over Lake Constance.