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Kyle H wrote a review Jun 2017
Stuttgart, Germany124 contributions14 helpful votes
This very old church is impressive, and beautiful inside. There are also tombs in one of the halls. It is possible to see a real skull in one of them.
Date of experience: June 2017
Mike N wrote a review Oct 2016
New York City, New York1,532 contributions431 helpful votes
This church was here before everything else. It is impressive in its architecture and inspiring in its history. The woodwork on the doors is reason enough to visit. Oh, and by the way, it's free.
Date of experience: September 2016
KsMcGrail wrote a review May 2016
Lichtenau, Germany117 contributions23 helpful votes
One of the many gorgeous historical churches. The door carvings were fabulous. Took a couple tries to get in between masses. Lots of stores around for souvenirs, rosaries, etc. many are open on a Sunday.
Date of experience: May 2016
folieske4 wrote a review Nov 2011
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions970 helpful votes
Make sure to walk around the church as it looks different from any angle. Abbey Church. During recent excavations a floor plan from 876 was discovered, built by King Carloman. 907 The monastery was destroyed after Hungarian disturbances. Ottonian Basilica anno 1000 was included in the Romanesque Basilica. It became too small for the growing number of pilgrims. 1499-1511 late-Gothic, last Gothic hall church in South Germany. 18.5 m wide, 48.5 m long, the vault coat-of-arms on 12 meters altitude. Two 57 m tall needle-towers with copper helmets. From originally interior: North and South portal in sculpted oak, more than life-sized crucifix on North wall, epitaphs on North and South wall. Various renovations 18th-19th century completely destroyed art treasures of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque period, such as the stained glass, the choir and the Romanesque tomb of Karolinger King Carloman (never used). Preserved are: Romanesque West portal, main altar from 1800 with painting "Mary, helper of the suffering", choir with relief medallions history of Altötting scenes.…
Date of experience: August 2011