Campus Galli

Campus Galli, Messkirch: Hours, Address, Campus Galli Reviews: 4.5/5

Campus Galli
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Vermont62 contributions
Go back to 900 AD
Oct 2019
If you are interested in ancient European history, a visit to Campus Galli is definitely worthwhile. While it is better to go when it is not raining, there are so many aspects of the visit that easily compensate for muddy shoes! For too many reasons to detail here, just for its own sake, it is a fascinating place to stay a while and enjoy. However, if you are visiting Germany and Switzerland and you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful and historic Swiss town of St.Gallen - not so far across Lake Constance by ferry - Campus Galli takes on a deeper significance. In the museum situated close by the magificent St.Gall cathedral you can learn about and look at one of the best preserved plans drawn in the middle-ages around 830 AD. This plan serves as the basis for Campus Galli making it interesting to experience the link between the activities of human kind over the centuries.
Written 31 December 2019
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Kazolias G
Tübingen, Germany2 contributions
The Year 800 as if you were there.
Aug 2019
This is the place to go if you want to understand life in the year 800. Many of the enthusiasts taking part in the century long effort are scientists, researchers and master craftsmen practicing techniques long forgot to our fast paced world. The staff and volunteers move to the rhythm of the IXth Century. They have all the time in the world. And if you have nothing going between April and November for the next 40 or so years, there's a place for you too.
Written 25 August 2019
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Nicolas P
Luce, France85 contributions
Good experience for children
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a very nice experience, similar to the Guedelon one in France; rebuild a village from middle age with middle age technics only. Children can learn a lot about because they can discuss, question, touch and see how it was. That’s great!!!
Take time as well to have lunch there; the food is extraordinary delicious.
Written 24 August 2018
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Gaganawati
Tuttlingen, Germany1,021 contributions
Back to the middle age
Aug 2016 • Family
To see this fascinating Campus, we needed to walk around 3,5 km along the forest. Prepare your walking shoes. After raining there are usually mud in some spots, bring an extra shoes or a plastic bag for your dirty shoes if you will go home and drive a car.
We were very happy to see our kids were also excited to walk around. I told them that in my home country, Indonesia, there are same things they can see, for instance how Indonesian people are still living in a primitive house without ceramics nor woods floor but soil.
Enjoy some attractive activities with smith, carpenter, handicraft maker, farmer... And some souvenirs you may buy as a remembrance.
For the entrance; We paid a family ticket of 21,50€ (2 adults and 2 children).
Food? Enjoy Dinnele, looks like Pflammkuchen for 5€. Sausages and soup are offered. Beer, Apfelschörle and Other Softdrinks are on the menu.
Each bowl and glass has 5€ return. Why? They're nice and a handmade!
Ps; Toilets are available everywhere.
Written 21 August 2016
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charleslincolnshire
Sheffield, UK38 contributions
Recommend the guided tour
Aug 2016 • Family
I thought this place was great. The aim is to build a monastery to fit a 9th-century plan. That includes all the ancillary buildings and activities. So you can see smiths, beekeepers, potters, and carpenters busy at work using early medieval techniques. Guided tour recommended,she added lots of info (not sure if available in English tho'). A great way to spend a few hours. NB - not easy to get to with public transport (but not impossible...)
Written 14 August 2016
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ChrisJungen
Bern, Switzerland27 contributions
Reliving the birth of (part of) Western European Civilization
Jun 2016 • Couples
Imagine you take the oldest surviving blueprint for the layout and construction of a monastery around AD 800 (the famous "St.Gall-monastery-plan") and decide to rebuild it from scratch, using only tools and methods available back then in order to find out how it was done and what it took to do it. This is Campus Galli in a nutshell. A project that will take some twenty years or more to complete. Meanwhile you can wander the grounds and take in the work in progress, including baking your own medieval pizza with early medieval grains and drinking your met. Highly interesting and inspiring - even though relatively little is completed at this time (2016), but enough to see how things develop - and all the trades are there and at work.
Written 4 July 2016
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susanahBlackCountry
Black Country24 contributions
Fabulous Journey into the past.
Jul 2015 • Family
We visited Galli recently, one teenager and three adults. It was most interesting and entertaining. they are recreating a 9th century monastery compound using only building methods and materials from that era. There are carpenters, stone masons, a black smith etc. There is even a market place with ye olde drink, and food. (but with 21st century hygiene I stress and they have nice very clean loos). There is a market stall selling super hand made items.
The people who work there are mainly volunteers, they are all so friendly, and willing to let you 'have a go' at being a carpenter etc, if you want to,
Most speak English and there is an English leaflet to help to. It is all laid out very well and not too big. there is a a small shop at the entrance selling ice-cream, and small nick knacks. A very enjoyable experience. you can take a couple of hours or all day, depending on how long you spend at each section. Highly recommended. suit all family members, and is set in the forest, so there is some shelter from the sun. very reasonable price to get in.
Written 13 July 2015
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Drehort
Mainz, Germany396 contributions
Well worth the small entrance fee
Aug 2014 • Couples
Entrance fee is 9,00Euro, which is cheap for this area.
Free, ample parking close to the site entrance.
My wife and I thought this would be a quick visit but actually spent 6 hours at the location. This project is still in the development stage but there is already much of interest. Everything in the project uses only the arts, crafts and materials available at the original historical time. All people involved in realizing the project are unpaid volunteers but many are skilled craftsmen in real life.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, most "workers" speak very good English and enjoy giving detailed and knowledgeable answers. There is ample refreshment available in the Market Square. We will be definitely be frequently returning to measure the progress. The visiting school-age children we saw were enthralled with most of the site attractions.
Written 27 August 2014
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