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“Baroque Ceiling and Cherubs!”
Review of St. Paulin-Kirche

St. Paulin-Kirche
Ranked #12 of 177 things to do in Trier
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Baroque Ceiling and Cherubs!”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The paintings on the ceiling are great and heavily framed with plaster work and cherubs on the pilasters. No guidebook in any language, but definitely the best views are inside. The Alter is gilt and very high Baroque in style and it's a very light church. It has concerts part of the year, unfortunately we did not hear one. It is currently raising funds to start a major restoration project, mainly to fix the roof. The cemetery is also very well kept. If you like Baroque this is the church for you!!!!

Visited September 2012
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“Most beautiful Rokoko church in Trier”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

A beautiful yellow church.
The legend or history says that Napoleon did not take the treasures out of this church, because even he was touched by its stunning beauty.
They also have a stunning organ. Go there for a concert if you can.

Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

We have visited this church many times and it is still a thrill to open the door and step inside.
I have been told Balthazar Neumann (spelling approximate!), who designed the interior, wanted those entering this church to feel as if they are entering heaven. The ceilings are so impressively painted, in a baroque style, as to make verbal description very challenging. The white walls and backgrounds really bring out the detail of the various heavenly scenes. Photos don't do it justice. Must be seen if you're visiting Trier

Visited December 2011
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Stunning baroque with graveyard”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

The former Collegiate Church of St. Paulin in the northern part of the city was erected in a Roman cemetery. The most remarkable features of the church are the ceiling paintings and the sculptures in the interior. At the end of the 4th century, Bishop Felix had a church erected, 400 ft/120m long. Around AD 400, the remains of Paulinus, considered a martyr and saint, were brought to Trier. Paulinus had originally been a Bishop of Trier and had lived in exile in Phrygia (Asia Minor), where he died in AD 358. After a fire in 1093, a new structure was consecrated in 1148 by Pope Eugene III; it was then blown up in 1674. The Archbishop-Elector himself paid for a new church construction. Under the church is a large crypt.

Visited May 2011
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