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58 Churches to explore in Germany


Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Heilig-Kreuz-Kapelle66440 Blieskastel, Germany

The Holy Cross Chapel, also known as the Gnadenkapelle is a pilgrimage place that belongs to the Blieskastel Monastery and built in 1929. Around 80,000 pilgrims visit the Chapel annually. The chapel was built as a place of veneration for a relic of the True Cross.

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul
Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und PaulAm Bassin 7, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter is located in the center of Potsdam. The current church building was built in 1870 and served both the Potsdam parishioners and the Catholic soldiers stationed in the city.

Kunstmuseum Magdeburg - Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg - Kloster Unser Lieben FrauenRegierungsstraße 4-6, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

Kunstmuseum Magdeburg - Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen is a monastery in Magdeburg's old town . The building ensemble is one of the most important Romanesque structures in Germany . Today the buildings are used as the municipal art museum, the monastery of Our Lady and the concert hall. The monastery is one of the most famous sights in the city. It is in close proximity to Magdeburg Cathedral and the city center.

Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
Liebfrauenkirche, TrierLiebfrauenstraße 2, 54290 Trier, Germany

Thought to be buiilt between 1230 and 1247, this is the earliest Gothic church in Germany. Several of the churches Gothic pillars stands on top of ancient Roman columns. None of the Roman structures are visible above the surface now but there are excavations under the church that are not open to the public.

Lübeck Cathedral
Lübeck CathedralMühlendamm 2-6, 23552 Lübeck, Germany

Lübeck Cathedral is a large brick-built Lutheran cathedral in Lübeck, Germany and part of the Lübeck World Heritage Site. this Romanesque building was transformed and extended in the Gothic style. Inside, admire the gigantic crucifix sculpted by Bernt Notke between 1470 and 1477 in the Late-Gothic style. One of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also the main tourist attraction too.

Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrücken
Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-SaarbrückenAm Ludwigspl. 18, 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany

Located in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, it is a Lutheran baroque-style church built in 1775. It is the symbol of the city and one of the most important Protestant churches in the country.

Magdeburg Cathedral
Magdeburg CathedralAm Dom 1, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany

The Magdeburg Cathedral which was also called as Magdeburg dom is the oldest existing gothic cathedral in Germany. Initially built in the nine hundreds. The cathedral is also home to the grave of Otto I the Great. It survived multiple destructions of Magdeburg and still shapes the silhouette of the city.

Mainz Cathedral
Mainz CathedralMarkt 10, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Mainz Cathedral is a 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral and site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. The interior of the cathedral houses tombs and funerary monuments of former powerful Electoral-prince-archbishops of the diocese and contains religious works of art spanning a millennium.

Maria Laach Abbey
Maria Laach AbbeyMaria Laach, 56653 Glees, Germany

Maria Laach Abbey is a Benedictine abbey situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Laach, near Andernach, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The abbey was built in the 11th-12th century and was originally known as "Abtei Laach" meaning the "Lake Abbey" until 1862. The abbey church is considered a masterpiece of German Romanesque architecture, with its multiple towers, large westwork with arcaded gallery, and unique west porch.

MarienkircheSchulstraße, 24881 Nübel, Germany

The Lübeck Marienkirche was built from 1277 to 1351. The Lübeck Citizens' Church and Market Church has always been a symbol of power and prosperity in the old Hanseatic city and is located on the highest point of Lübeck's old town island. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Lübeck Old Town. St. Marien is considered the "mother church of brick Gothic " and one of the main works of the church building in the Baltic Sea region. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern G

Market Church
Market ChurchHanns-Lilje-Platz 2, 30159 Hannover, Germany

The Market church was built in Brick Gothic style in 1360. The church has a 97-meter-high tower which symbolizes the power and the wealth of the citizens of the town. The tower is one of Hannover’s landmarks and one of the highest towers in Lower Saxony.

Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen
Marktkirche Unser Lieben FrauenAn der Marienkirche 2, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany

The Market Church of Our Lady, also called Marienkirche, is the youngest of the medieval churches in the city of Halle and is one of the most important late Gothic buildings in Central Germany. Its four towers, together with the Red Tower, form the landmark of the city on the Saale, the city ​​of five towers. The Market Church is considered one of the most important buildings of the late Gothic period in central Germany.

Naumburger Dom
Naumburger DomDomplatz 16, 06618 Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Naumburger Dom is the former cathedral of the Naumburg diocese and largely dates from the first half of the 13th century. He is one of the most important buildings of the late Romanesque in Saxony-Anhalt, is a station on the Romanesque Road and since 2018 UNESCO - World Heritage Site. The Naumburg Cathedral is a so-called double choir - d. H. with a choir on both narrow sides.

Old Synagogue
Old SynagogueWaagegasse 8, 99084 Erfurt, Germany

The Old Synagogue is one of very few preserved medieval synagogues in Europe. Thanks to the extensive preservation of the original structure, it has a special place in the history of art and architecture and is among the most impressive and highly rated architectural monuments in Erfurt and Thuringia.

SaardomSaarstraße 44, 66763 Dillingen/Saar, Germany

One of the largest sacred buildings in the state of Saarland. It is the parish church of St Sacrament, and it belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trier. It was built between 1910 and 1913 in the Neo-Romanesque style. As early as the First World War in 1917, four out of five bronze bells were melted down for armament purposes. Seven years later, in 1924, four cast steel bells were replaced, which still can be heard today.

Schwerin Cathedral
Schwerin CathedralAm Dom 4, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

It is called Schweriner Dom in German, an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral located in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It was established by Henry the Lion in the late 12th century. The tower, is 117.5 meters high and was built between 1889 - 1893. It has the tallest church spire in the state.

Speyer Cathedral
Speyer CathedralDomplatz, 67346 Speyer, Germany

It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years.

St Bartholomew's Church
St Bartholomew's Church83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany

A Roman Catholic pilgrimage church named after Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of alpine farmers and dairymen. It can only be reached by ship or after a long hike across the surrounding mountains.

St. Lorenz
St. LorenzLorenzer Pl. 1, 90402 Nürnberg, Germany

A medieval church of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg, one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. The building and furnishing of the church was cared of by the city council and by wealthy citizens. The west facade, dominated by the two towers is richly articulated, reflecting the wealth of the Nuremberg citizens.

St. Mary's Church Frankfurt (Oder)
St. Mary's Church Frankfurt (Oder)Oberkirchpl. 1, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

The Marienkirche is a church in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany. It was the city's main parish church and was built over more than 250 years during the Middle Ages in 1253.

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