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7 chapels

March 26th - July 11th, 2021


An exhibition on seven chapels? Which chapels are these anyway and are they so extraordinary that they should be honoured in a special exhibition?


The seven chapels are an exciting contribution to the contribution to contemporary architecture in the diocese of Augsburg. They were built between 2018 and 2020 along cycle paths near the Danube. Most of these chapels are therefore located in the district of Dillingen.

The Siegfried and Elfriede Denzel Foundation realised the idea and concept of Dr. Peter Fassl, local historian of the district of Swabia, the Seven chapels project.


The chapels want to set a religious architectural architectural landmark that breaks with the tradition of chapel building chapel building in a contemporary design and further developed. The following architects were commissioned for the architects Hans Engel (Augsburg), Wilhelm Huber (Betzigau), Alen Jasarevic (Mering), Frank Lattke (Augsburg), Prof. Christoph Mäckler (Frankfurt a. M.), John Pawson (London) and Prof. Volker Staab (Berlin). won.
The architects had two specifications: The chapels should also serve as a reference to the foundation, which originated from a timber wholesaler, the chapels should and have a cross.


The exhibition attempts to show through photographs, plans, drawings, models and various materials used
materials used to capture the radiance of these materials used, and also to convey them by means of a film
film made especially for the exhibition.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by Hirmer and there is an exciting accompanying programme, which will also include a visit to the chapels on site.

Diocesan Museum St. Afra
Kornhausgasse 3-5
86152 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 3166-8833

Video Tour

Opening Times

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday/bank holidays 12.00-18.00
Closed on Mondays

Admission Fees
Adults 4.00 € *
Reduced 3.00 € *
Family ticket 8.00 €*
Annual ticket 19.00 €
*Admission fees for special exhibitions may change 
*Admission free on every 1st Sunday each month!

Guided Tours
On request (+49 (0)821 3166-8833 or

Due to its historical structure the museum is only partly barrier-free.