Moving from Constance to Meersburg
The church territory around Constance was established in the 7th century and was the largest ecclesiastical province within the Roman Empire. Since the 13th century, the old Medieval castle, also called Meersburg Castle, had been part of the estate belonging to the Prince-Bishops of Constance. The sitting prince-bishop moved his residence from Constance to Meersburg when citizens of the episcopal town joined the Reformation. This move made Meersburg the center and administrative seat for the ruling prince bishops.