Tag: Gothic

Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene/Pfarrkirche St. Maria Magdalena, Arzfeld

Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene

It is somehow special and beautiful the Parish Church of Arzfeld, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene – maybe the most mysterious figure in the New Testament and the Bible in general. And maybe that’s why her appearance in the temples is so interesting to me. (more…)

Church of St. Eligius/St. Eligius Pfarrkirche, Büllingen

Church of St. Eligius, Büllingen

Although I couldn’t take any photographs of the Church of St. Hubert in Amel (see: St. Lambertus Pfarrkirche, Manderfeld) (the first time, the floor was cleaned and wet and I couldn’t go inside, and the second time, it was closed), I managed to visit the Church of St. Eligius in Büllingen, in order to finish my series of churches built in the place of former Frankish palaces. (more…)

St. Lambertus Pfarrkirche/Church of St. Lambert, Manderfeld

Church of St. Lambert, Manderfeld

Manderfeld was first mentioned in AD 854 in connection with a deed of donation sealed by Emperor Lothar I himself in his palace/Pfalz in Manderfeld demolished by the Normans in AD 882. There were actually 5 Frankish palaces in the area – of Manderfeld, of Thommen, Neundorf, Büllingen, and Amel. (more…)

Parish Church of the Assumption, Neundorf/Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt

Parish Church of the Assumption, Neundorf

On the track of the former pagan places of worship

Another village church, another site with interesting history. Neundorf was first mentioned in AD 888 as Nova Villa – a Frankish Königshof (royal palace). The church was first mentioned in 1130 and its tower is still preserved from that time. (more…)

Thommen

Thommen Watermill

Thommen’s forgotten history…

Thommen is a settlement with a very long history, mentioned for the first time in a document from AD 814 as Tumbas, indicating the tumuli nearby. There is historical evidence that it has been existed as early as the 4th century, therefore this is one of the oldest settlements in (more…)

Liège

Liège

Little France on the Meuse River, the Fervent City, Little Palermo, the City of Charlemagne and George Simenon – this is part of the epithets of Liège, my favorite Belgian city. Of course, there are so many beautiful Belgian cities, but, you know, it is all about the atmosphere and the spirit that they are carrying.

Liège, or more precisely, the nearby Herstal is also one of the presumable birthplaces of Charlemagne, (more…)

Imperial Abbey of Kornelimünster

Abbey Church of Kornelimünster

To visit the otherwise very beautiful town of Kornelimünster on a very cold and windy day isn’t a very pleasant thing, but maybe it cannot be different as Aachen (to the district of which Kornelimünster belongs) and its area are notorious for their bad weather and in Aachen, (more…)