Tag: Rococo

Trier, part 3

Sarre Street, Trier

One church is awaiting to be shown in Trier too, and this is in fact one of my favorite churches that had impressed even Napoléon Bonaparte – this ‘cultural heritage destroyer’.

The present Church of St. Paulinus/ Pfarrkirche St. Paulin dedicated to the 4th-century Trier bishop Paulinus of Trier, was constructed 1734 – 1753 as a third temple on the place. (more…)

Ferschweiler Plateau, part 2

Fraubillen Cross, Ferschweiler Plateau

Hiking in nature is not my type of adventures, but if it comes to an area with so densely located monuments of different kinds as the Ferschweiler Plateau, I am ready to walk kilometers long and bear up against the muscle pain during the next couple of days with stoicism.

The first thing that I’ve came across (more…)

Ferschweiler Plateau, part 1

Never go to the forest without a map! Especially when it comes to such an intricate area with numerous paths and so many sites of interest as the Ferschweiler Plateau. I have proceeded twice to a Monument of Diana and although I had both times two different places as a starting point, I haven’t managed to reach it. (more…)

Klausen Pilgrimage Church/Parish and Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation of Mary, Klausen

Klausen Pilgrimage Church

The history of the Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation in Klausen, or Eberhardsklausen, is similar to that of the Abbey of Mariawald. In 1440, a poor man named Eberhard just placed a Pièta in one hollow tree. He then built a Klause (a German word for ‘a hermitage’, where obviously also the name of the settlement derives from). (more…)

Stiftskirche Kyllburg/Collegiate Church of Kyllburg

Collegiate Church of Kyllburg, cloister

After reading about the Divine Feminine, about all these significant Notre-Dame temples/temples dedicated to Our Lady, the ‘not accidental’ devotion of the ‘not accidental’ person Bernard of Clairvaux to Mary, and so on, I’m now looking at these temples with new eyes. Behind the figure of the Virgin Mary stands an ancient (more…)

Bonn

Bonn

Bonn is famous not only for the fact that it was from 1949 to 1990 the seat of government and the capital of West Germany but also because it belongs to the group of the oldest cities in Germany, of which I’ve already shown Trier and Koblenz.

Due to my short visit, I can show only a little part of it.

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St. Peter’s Church in Beho

St. Peter's Church, Beho, high altar

As I said in the publication about Bastogne, the little Church of St. Peter in Beho is the great masterpiece of the Bastogne sculptor Jean Georges Scholtus to me (though, not the only one at all), and it still holds one of the top positions in my personal classification of favorite churches. Maybe it is because of its modest appearance that leads to the wow-effect when you enter it, or maybe because of its obscure mysterious history.

In „Ardennes/Eifel, ein Garten Europas“, by Greven Verlag Köln, 1964, it is said that it was searched in vain for an explanation about why none of the tourist guides utters a word about this site. But maybe it just has to remain exactly this way…

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Vianden

Vianden

“Vianden” derives from the Gallic word “vien”, which means “rocky”. That little town with less than 2000 inhabitants is in the warmer months so flooded with tourists or with just taking a walk neighbors from the neighboring Germany and Belgium, that people can hardly pass each other on the narrow pavements and would wonder in which densely populated city they have arrived.

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Trier – part I

Electoral Palace, Trier

My journey didn’t begin with Trier, but I want to begin my blog with it because this is my favorite town in Germany. Not only because of its ancient history and its beauty, but also because of its atmosphere. If it is true that the inhabitants of every one of the 16 federal states in Germany differ from one another, then the residents of Rhineland-Palatinate may turn out to be very pleasant people…

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