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The Bonn Minster (Das Bonner Münster)

The Bonn Minster (Das Bonner Münster)
The Bonn Minster (Das Bonner Münster)

The Bonn Minster (Das Bonner Münster) is one of Germany's oldest churches having been built between the 11th and 13th centuries. At one point the church served as the cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne. However, the Münster is now a Papal Basilica.

The basilica of Bonn was built on the site of the graves of the two martyrs Cassius and Florentius, the city’s patrons. The whole of its development is recorded, from its beginnings as a small place of worship in the late Roman period to its becoming the first large church complex in the Rhineland, and later a significant example of medieval Rhenish church architecture. Most of today’s building dates back to the period of active building work from the 11th to the 13th centuries. Its blend of Romanesque and gothic elements is unusually harmonious. The furnishings, too, most of which date back to the Baroque period, to the end of the 19th and to the 20th century, fit in well, giving the Basilica its own special atmosphere which envelops the visitor and makes him or her feel secure.

Hours: Basilica: Monday to Saturday 8am - 7pm, Sunday 9am - 8pm. Cloister: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5:30pm, Sunday 1-5:30pm.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonn_Minster ]

Related: http://www.bonner-muenster.de/
Address: Windeckstr. 1, 53111 Bonn
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