Bonn Travel Tip:
The Holy Staircase at Kruezberg Church
Today’s Kreuzberg Church with its impressive Holy Staircase is known as one of the most graceful Baroque creations in the Rhineland. The Kreuzberg has its name from a place of pilgrimage, where the holy cross is said to have been venerated already in the 15th century. In 1746, Clemens August donated the Holy Staircase. The famous Balthasar Neumann was involved in its planning. It is located in the magnificent front section, which is supposed to show the house of Pontius Pilatus. The small brass crosses on the second, the eleventh and the last step mark the places, at which particles of the Cross of Christ are said to be set in the staircase. The staircase leads to a chapel, on the altar of which is a crucifixion group, while the paintings in the vault display the triumph of the cross.
Hours: Summer: 9am - 6pm daily. Winter: 9am - 5pm daily. Visit of the Holy Staircase: 9am - 5pm daily.
Address: Stationsweg 21, 53127 Bonn
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Location of Kreuzberg Church
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