The “Historic Hall”
Constance in the Middle Ages
Development of the city
The historical model of Constance on the gallery provides a detailed view of the medieval town.
Constance on its way into modern times
Art from Constance in the Middle Ages
Reformation and Counter-Reformation
In political terms, the town sought to connect itself to the Protestant towns of Switzerland and the “Schmalkaldic Union of German Protestants”. In 1548, the Catholic Emperor Charles V decided to intervene in the matter. Constance lost its status as a free city and was appropriated by Austria. Catholicism was re-established. The reformers as well as many Protestant families were forced to leave Constance.