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"What caused the fire or town to burn down in the late 1700s? How old are the two statues on the front of St. Salvadore basilica? Thank you!" (posted 06/23/2016)

In 1721 the Abbey was built using older components (north tower from the 15th century) by Johann Georg Judas on behalf of the Trier Electors Franz Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg new. From 1748 the construction of the abbey buildings under Elector Franz Georg von Schönborn took place. In 1794, the dissolution of the monastery and the expulsion of the monks (secularization) took place. 1802 abbey church became a parish church. 1827 Prüm seat of a deanery. Hello love, In 1860 it was discovered in the breakdown of the old high altar the remains of Emperor Lothar and the relics of the martyrs Primus and Felician. In 1874 and 1875, a tomb built with financial support from Kaiser Wilhelm I for the bones and relics. 1891 donated the Prüm doctors and pharmacists a new reliquary for the relics of the Three doctors. 1896 new shrine altar for the sandals of Christ was built, led and art history accompanied by the Aachen canon and art historian Franz Bock. In 1927 the church received a baroque altar from the Carmelite Church of St. Nicholas in Bad Kreuznach. From 16 September 1944, the city of Prüm was target of American artillery fire. Especially since 23 December took the bomb attacks (Bulge). The former abbey buildings are badly damaged. Christmas Eve in 1945 just before the Christmas the vault of the right aisle and the entire nave collapsed as a result of bombing. In 1950 the reconstruction of the church was almost completed. On June 10, 1950, Pope Pius XII. the monastery church with the apostolic letter Veterum monasteriorum laudes the title Basilica minor. [1] lg Guido Stephani
Answer provided by Anton Stephani on 06/24/2016
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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"As a tourist from U.S., I will be in Trier. How would I travel from there to Pruem? I am traveling by train, and don't have a car." (posted 03/15/2016)

Hello Yes of course this is possible with a bus Lg
Answer provided by Anton Stephani on 03/16/2016
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Hello, there is a bus from Trier to Prüm.Zwei times a day! Ask exactly at RMV Rhein-Mosel public transport company. www.rhein-mosel-bus.de Good luck
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"Is there a way to get from Frankfurt airport to Prum using public transportation?" (posted 09/22/2016)

I think there is a train to Gerolstein or Jünkerath and from there there is a bus. LG Guido Stephani
Answer provided by Anton Stephani on 09/24/2016
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No, unfortunately not!
Answer provided by Barbara Schilz on 09/23/2016
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"An welchen Tag ist der Market in Prum?" (posted 05/03/2016)

Every Friday
Answer provided by Barbara Schilz on 05/07/2016
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"i want to spend a week in prum with my family of four. Which nearby places can i visit with children? thankyou" (posted 06/29/2016)

Please look at my display because there is a list of activities in the area - from the Zoo up to the pool.
Answer provided by Anton Stephani on 06/29/2016
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You are welcome to your holiday with us in black verbringen.Das are approx 8km entfernt.Zur Prof time would this but only in the period between the 26.07. And 13.08.frei LG Michaela Meier
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Eifel Zoo in Lünebach, Devil's Canyon and waterfall in Irrel / Ernzen or Eifelpark in Gondorf is highly recommended. For the children a must
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    Prüm Abbey

    Prüm Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery in Prüm/Lorraine, now in the Diocese of Trier (Germany), founded by a Frankish widow Bertrada, and her son Charibert, count of Laon, on 23 June 720. The church, built in 1721 by the Elector Ludwig, is now a parish church. The remaining monastic buildings are now used for a secondary school named the Regino-Gymnasium after the Abbot Regino of Prüm. The sandals of Christ are considered to be the most notable of the many relics of the church; they are mentioned by Pepin in the deed of 762. He is said to have received them from Rome as a gift of Pope Zachary or Pope Stephen II.

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Prüm Overview

Easily reached via the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) or Cologne-Bonn Airports, Prüm is a medium-sized city in the West-Eifel region of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Since 2004 about 110 square kilometers have been protected as the Eifel National Park. One of several local attractions is the Eifel Aqueduct, which once provided water to Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) and is one of the longest surviving a queducts of the Roman empire.

About the Eifel Area

The Eifel is bordered by the Mosel River in the south and the Rhine in the east. In the north it is limited by the hills of the High Fens (Hohes Venn), in the west by the Ardennes of Belgium and Luxemburg.

The Eifel and its western continuation into Belgium, the Ardennes, are a part of the Variscan mountain belt and belong to the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge.

The Eifel consists mainly of Devonian slates, sandstones and limestones, laid down in an ocean south of the Old Red Continent and folded and overthrust in the Variscan orogeny. The Eifel geological structures like main folds and overthrusts can be traced in a SW-NE-dircection far beyond the Rhine valley.

In the Tertiary and Quaternary geological era, the Eifel was a site of extensive volcanic activity. Some of the hills are volcanic vents. The peculiar circle-shaped lakes (maar) of the volcanic regions formed in volcanic craters. The last volcanic eruptions in the Laacher See volcanic site took place around 10 000 years ago and generated a huge volume of volcanic ash, now found in thin ash layers in contemporaneous sediments throughout Europe. The volcanism of the Eifel is thought to be partly caused by a hotspot or mantle plume, a place where hot material from deep in the mantle rises to the surface, and partly by melt-ascent at deep fractures in the earth's crust. Research has shown that the volcanism is still active; the Eifel region is rising by 1-2 mm per year. Historically, the Eifel volcanoes had inactive phases of 10,000 to 20,000 years between active phases, suggesting there is a possibility of future eruptions.

Getting there

The Eifel is is easily accessible from Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) International Airport or Cologne-Bonn Airport.

Eifel History Highlights

Since 2004 about 110 km² of the Eifel have been protected as the nature reserve Eifel National Park.The Nürburg (Nürburg vacation rentals | Nürburg travel guide) Ring, one of the world's most famous motor racing courses, is located in the Eifel. The northern loop (Nordschleife) of the course is also known as the Green Hell (Grüne Hölle), because of its long, difficult and dangerous path through the local forest.An interesting archeological feature of the region is the Eifel Aqueduct, one of the longest aqueducts of the Roman empire, providing the city of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) with water.

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More about the History of Prüm

Bertrada's granddaughter was Bertrada of Laon, wife of King Pippin III (751-68). Prüm became the favourite monastery of the Carolingians and received large endowments and privileges. Pepin rebuilt the monastery and bestowed great estates upon it by a deed of gift dated 13 August 762. The king brought monks from Meaux under Abbot Assuerus to the monastery. The church, dedicated to the Saviour, was not completed until the reign of Charlemagne, and was consecrated on 26 July 799 by Pope Leo III. Charlemagne and succeeding emperors were liberal patrons of the abbey. Several of the Carolingians entered the religious life at Prüm; among these was Lothair I, who became a monk in 855. His grave was rediscovered in 1860; in 1874, the Emperor Wilhelm I erected a monument over it.

In the district reform in 1971, with the counties Pruem and Bitburg (Bitburg vacation rentals | Bitburg travel guide) merged. In 2005, the Treaty of Prüm was signed to enhance cross-border cooperation in the EU.

Easily reached via the Frankfurt or Cologne-Bonn Airports, Prüm is a medium-sized city in the West-Eifel region of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Since 2004 about 110 square kilometers have been protected as the Eifel National Park. One of several local attractions is the Eifel Aqueduct, which once provided water to Cologne and is one of the longest surviving a queducts of the Roman empire.

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