The oldest Gothic church in Germany, Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, along with Trier's cathedral and Roman monuments, is a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site. Built in the 13th century, the church is notable for its atypical cruciform floor plan as a round church resembling a 12-petal rose. In the 12 supporting columns, you'll find paintings of the 12 apostles, as well as the 12 articles of the Apostle's Creed. Due to damage during World War II, the church has been painstakingly restored with modern stained-glass windows that flood the vast hall with light and color on a sunny day. Use our Trier tour planner to add Liebfrauenkirche, Trier and other attractions to your Trier vacation plans.
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I love visiting old churches throughout Europe and this one had a lot of nooks and crannies with amazing art and craftsmanship to enjoy. One of the volunteers told me husband to stand on the star in..... more »
This church is connected to the Dom church, which always gets the attention, but it has its own charm, plus a cloister and garden to enjoy. more »
Beautiful church. Truly massive. Unfortunately the hours are limited for visitation. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. Pictures are welcome, but do be respectful and turn off any flash settings >_> I believe this is designated a world UNESCO site. Add it to your list of you're trying to check those places off! There are quite a few things to admire in this church, including glass windows, elaborate sculptures and masonry, as well as a few other typical Christian-themed art works.
The most fascinating thing about this church is the frescoes on the pillars! 12 pillars depict 12 apostles and 1 has Jesus Christ as the Man of Sorrows. These were originally painted in 15th C CE. Another thing that caught my eye was the 14th C wooden sculpture of Enthroned Madonna.
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