komoot
Discover

Klosterkirche Sponheim

Klosterkirche Sponheim

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 57 out of 60 hikers

Tips

  • Hunsbuckel

    The monastery founded by Count Stephan in 1101 was consecrated in 1123 and occupied by twelve monks from the Benedictine abbeys of St. Alban and St. Jacob near Mainz in 1124. The bailiwick of the monastery remained with the Counts of Sponheim. In connection with the Sponheim Monastery, the place Sponheim was first mentioned in a document in 1224.

    The former monastery church and today's Catholic parish church “St. Maria "and" St. Martin “has a Greek cross as a floor plan, which was probably created by chance because the planned nave was never completely completed. The church structure dates from the High Romanesque period in the 12th century and was given its present form in the 13th century.

    The choir, the transept with the apses and the pillars with the corresponding pointed arches of the crossing are Romanesque. The renovations carried out in the 13th century include the nave with the attached chapel, the vault and the crossing tower. The tiled floor in the choir and in the side absiden also dates from the 13th century, as well as an eagle relief and a lion head on the southern outer wall. In the course of more recent restorations, parts of older wall paintings have been exposed on the inner walls.

    From the rich interior of the monastery only a few grave slabs and the sacrament shrine from 1487 in the choir wall remain. The other pieces are almost all from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Source: sponheim.de/tourismus/kloster

    translated byView Original
    • August 22, 2021

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    Hunsbuckel has already described the church in great detail.
    Extra tip: There is a pilgrim's box in the rear area.
    Everything a pilgrim needs can be found here.
    From pilgrim stamps to blister plasters and sun spray to handkerchiefs and contemplative brochures.

    translated byView Original
    • November 14, 2021

  • HWF

    The former Benedictine monastery church is one of the most important cultural monuments in the Nahe region.
    Monastery of St. Martin and Maria (Sponheim) here more:
    klosterlexikon-rlp.de/hunsrueck-naheland/sponheim-kloster-st-martin-und-maria.html

    translated byView Original
    • October 15, 2019

  • MarcusBeckelumer

    Great destination in dreamy Sponheim. It is definitely worth a detour to take a look at the monastery church up close.

    translated byView Original
    • August 31, 2020

  • Veronika 2020

    A very impressive cultural monument. You should definitely take the time to look inside

    translated byView Original
    • November 24, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Klosterkirche Sponheim

loading

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
  • Easy
    00:53
    2.06 mi
    2.3 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:31
    5.81 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:08
    4.93 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:53
    4.24 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:31
    10.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:49
    6.20 mi
    2.2 mph
    675 ft
    700 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:34
    3.47 mi
    2.2 mph
    375 ft
    350 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:47
    6.30 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:03
    6.97 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    525 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:35
    10.4 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:19
    5.29 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
  • Plan Your Own Tour
loading
Location: Sponheim, Bad Kreuznach, Naheland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Information

  • Elevation240 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Sponheim

loading
Discover

Klosterkirche Sponheim

What We Offer

Discover
Terms of ServicePrivacy PolicyCommunity GuidelinesSecurity vulnerability reward programImprint