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Germany - Limburg an der Lahn, Limburger Dom

The Limburger Dom (Limburg Cathedral) also known as Georgsdom (George's Cathedral> is one of the best preserved late Romanesque style buildings in Germany. It is unknown when the first church was built on a hill above the Lahn river. Archaeological discoveries have revealed traces of a 9th-century church building in the area of the current chapel. It was probably built in Merovingian times as a castle and the chapel added in the early 9th century.

In 910 AD, Count Konrad Kurzbold founded a collegiate chapter of 18 canons, who lived on the hilltop site. The original castle chapel was torn down and a three-aisled church was built in its place; its foundations have been found beneath the present floor.

The construction of current cathedral is dated to 1180-90. The consecration was performed in 1235 by the archbishop of Trier. Most probably the cathedral was built in four stages. In reference to the seven sacraments, the cathedral also has seven towers.

The interior was destroyed by Swedish soldiers during the Thirty Years War (1618-48) and reconstructed in a late Baroque style in 1749. The church became the rank of cathedral in 1827 when the bishopric of Limburg was founded. In- and exterior have been renovated and restored acouple of times; the last renovation was in the 1980s.
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David Slater (Spodde… said:

HBM Jaap and happy Easter Monday.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe église bien captée !
Bonne semaine. Amitiés
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Da hast du wieder eine sehr schöne Kirche besucht lieber Jaap,eine wunderbare Serie ist das wieder :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Ostermontag,liebe Grüße Güni :))
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Beautiful architecture with amazing colour contrast. Have a great new week, Jaap. Best wishes, Joe
3 weeks ago

TOZ said:

Another great building Jaap.
HBM have a good day.
TOZ
3 weeks ago

cammino said:

Ein schöner Dom!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Guydel said:

Une architecture rare ! Merci pour les explications ! Bonne journée et amitiés !
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle said:

I think you should publish a book on your numerous holy architecture studies Jaap. Another nice series here and also well documented as per normal from you.

Well done.

Have a great Easter Monday. Herb
3 weeks ago

Franck Chabal said:

Belle et colorée !
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Wonderful facade and a superb series with fascinating notes Jaap
HBM and a good week!
3 weeks ago

Mikus said:

Ein sehr prachtvolles architektonisches Gebäude. Sehr gut auch mit dem Interieur in Szene gesetzt. Schönen Ostermontag, Jaap.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Percy Schramm said:

Great shot of this impressive cathedral.
3 weeks ago

Malik Raoulda said:

HBM et Bon lundi de Pâques.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

ein sehr schöner Dom, mir gefällt besonders der helle Innenraum dieser Kirche
3 weeks ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

HBM and have a good week, Jaap.
3 weeks ago