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Apollinariskirche

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    In contrast to the old castles along the Rhine, the Apollinariskirche is considerably younger. The laying of the cornerstone took place in 1839. The former master builder Ernst Friedrich Zwirner had made the plans and so the church was built in impressive neo-gothic style.

    Especially exciting is a visit to the interiors. Here, the walls of the nave have been completely decorated with wall and ceiling frescos.

    The Apollinariskirche can be visited daily from 9 to 18 o'clock.

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    • July 27, 2018

  • In addition to the neo-Gothic architectural style and the decoration with frescoes in the Nazarene style, the Saint Apollinaris Church in Remagen is also known as a pilgrimage destination. This is where the main relic (i.e. the head) of Saint Apollinaris is kept, who, by the way, is also the city patron of Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. For a long time the pilgrimage was looked after by the local Franciscan brothers who, however, left Remagen in the early 2000s when their convents were merged.

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    • June 12, 2021

  • 6th to 9th century. The construction of the first church, dedicated to St. Martin, cannot be precisely determined.

    around 1110 At the request and with the support of the citizens of Remagen, foundation of a provost's office, which is assigned to the Siegburg Benedictine monastery.

    July 23, 1164 According to legend, the Archbishop of Cologne sailed the Rhine with the relics of the Three Kings on this day. The ship stops in Remagen and can only be steered again when the relic of St. Apollinaris, which is also on board, has been carried up to Martinsberg.

    1295 The name of St. Apollinaris is mentioned for the first time in a document.

    1526 The Apollinaris legend appears in print.

    1836 Baron (from 1840 Count) Franz Egon von Fürstenberg-Stammheim acquires the provost and church, which was dissolved by the French state in 1802.

    1839 Start of construction on the new church.

    March 24th, 1857 Consecration of the Apollinariskirche and takeover of the monastery by the Franciscans.

    07/23/1857 The head of St. Apollinaris returns to the church.

    1972 New construction of the convent building of the monastery.

    2006 the Franciscans leave the "mountain" after 150 years.

    2007 The Bishop of Trier entrusts the monastery and pastoral care on the Apollinarisberg to the “Community of crucified and risen love”. The church building becomes the property of a foundation.

    Source: remagen.de/mobile/Tourismus-Veranstaltungen/Touristische-Highlights/Sehenswuerdigungen-in-Remagen/Apollinariskirche-Remagen/?&d=1

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    • September 24, 2021

  • For me, this miter beautiful pilgrimage church is a true powerhouse!

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    • August 8, 2019

  • The Apollinariskirche is a decorated place of pilgrimage with small grottos and prayer houses.

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    • August 25, 2020

  • With one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.

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    • March 19, 2020

  • Beautiful church, is effectively illuminated in the evening!

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    • December 19, 2020

  • "... The pilgrimage church of St. Apollinaris in Remagen, built by the Cologne cathedral master builder Ernst Friedrich Zwirner, can certainly be described as one of the most important new churches in the Rhineland of the 19th century.
    The previous church of St. Martin had to be demolished because it was in disrepair. The foundation stone was laid in 1839 and the shell was completed in 1843. The extensive equipment required time. The interior of the church is completely covered with wall paintings (mainly in fresco technique). The church was completed and consecrated in 1857.
    St. Apollinaris can be described as a unique total work of art, entirely in the neo-Gothic style, in which every detail, be it the confessional, pulpit, main portal or high altar, is coordinated with one another. The wonderful panoramic location with a wide view of the Rhine and the well-tended gardens create a harmonious picture. ... "
    remagen.de/Tourismus-Veranstaltungen/Touristische-Highlights/Remagen-_-Ortsteile/Apollinariskirche-Remagen

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    • May 1, 2021

  • Neo-Gothic church with many Nazarene-style frescoes from the 19th century. The altarpiece of the huge portrait of Jesus is reminiscent of that of Maria Laach. The blue starry sky in the vault is beautiful.
    Very beautiful church inside and out.

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    • March 7, 2021

  • Beautiful church! Inside and out! Absolute highlight

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    • March 28, 2021

  • Great view and Francis is watching

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    • January 24, 2018

  • Very nice church, be sure to go inside. The lighting is very well done. Still love the gold colored cloths on the altar.

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    • February 3, 2022

  • Beautiful church and wonderful view of the Rhine.

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    • February 27, 2022

  • A great church with frescoes. The way there is lined with an impressive Stations of the Cross. Unfortunately, some reliefs have been stolen and replaced with photos. If you climb the mountain behind the church over many steps, you come to Francis, who greets over the valley.

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    • May 21, 2022

  • Always a highlight on our hikes

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    • February 1, 2022

  • A highlight and worth a visit in every season

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    • February 1, 2022

  • Imposing church, definitely go in and have a few minutes of prayer.

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    • February 3, 2022

  • The neo-Gothic total work of art Apollinaris Church with its cast-iron spire was designed around 1840 by the builder of the Cologne Cathedral, Ernst Friedrich Zwirner. The interior, whose high wall surfaces are completely painted with frescoes in Nazarene art, is also internationally known. The large crypt contains the high grave of St. Apollinaris. In the outer area of the church there is a free-standing holy grotto as well as the burial complex of the owner family von Fürstenberg-Stammheim. The view from the monastic gardens above the steep edge of the Rhine flowing past far below and the town of Remagen is magnificent.

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    • July 24, 2022

  • An impressive neo-Gothic pilgrimage church. Right next door is the crypt of those from Fürstenberg-Stammheim.

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    • October 26, 2022

  • The Apollinaris Church is worth a visit.👍🏻

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    • February 3, 2022

  • beautiful facility, definitely worth a visit!

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    • February 20, 2022

  • Nice little church above Remagen

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    • March 3, 2022

  • Nice little church above Remagen.

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    • March 3, 2022

  • Apolloniskirche

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    • February 3, 2022

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