The first building was built before 936 as a chapel in a castle complex, before whose main altar King Henry I was buried. When the castle complex was converted into the women's foundation founded in 936, the church building was replaced by the larger 2nd building. The so-called Confessio of Saint Servatius was built into it, but it was soon filled up again. It was only in the 19th century that it was exposed in the form that can be seen in the crypt today. Another new building (Building III) was built under the government of Abbess Mathilde and could be completed in the first phase of construction in 997. A staircase leads from the southern aisle of the crypt to the so-called Chapel of St Nicholas in vinculis. It was probably built before 997. In the two pillars with their greatly simplified and reduced "ionic" capitals, the heavily sloped fighter blocks are larger than the capitals. In 1021 the third church was consecrated on September 24, 1021 in the presence of the Emperor Henry II. This building was destroyed by fire in 1070. Today's construction began soon after a 1070 fire.
The crypt is the burial place of King Henry I and his wife Mathilde, whose bones are actually still there today. On the ceiling of the crypt there are remains of seco painting depicting biblical motifs, and on the walls there are a number of tombstones of former abbesses. An extensive renovation in the years 2002-2009 ensured the precious ceiling painting, in the same course extensive lighting was integrated for the first time.
January 30, 2017
The Collegiate Church is a monument to Romanesque architecture and was the church of the Quedlinburg Women's Monastery. The church is pretty "unadorned", but still very interesting. You can walk over the crypt and you can see the Quedlinburg cathedral treasure on the right and left of the high choir.
Nov. - March: Mon - closed; Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Holidays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April - October: Mon - closed; Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m .; Holidays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cathedral and cathedral treasure € 4.50 per person (reduced € 3.00)
Cathedral, cathedral treasure and crypt € 6.00 per person (reduced € 4.00)
At the moment there are reduced admission prices due to construction work.
November 20, 2017
The Quedlinburg Collegiate Church of St. Servatius is one of the most important Romanesque buildings. The basilica, consecrated in 1129, had three previous buildings. King Heinrich was buried here in 936. The monumental sandstone building shows strong Lombard influences both on the facade and in the ornamentation of the interior. The Gothic forms of the choir, which was built over the crypt around 1320, are only visible from the outside. Inside, an apse wall built in 1938 tries to restore the overall Romanesque impression. The pair of towers was built during the restoration work under Ferdinand von Quast in the 19th century. After being damaged by American artillery fire in 1945, the tower helmets were given today's flat tent roofs. The interior is divided by pillars and columns (lower Saxon column change). They separate the main and side aisles. In the west, the so-called imperial box delimits sacral space. In the east, a staircase leads to the high choir and to the treasury, where the famous cathedral treasure can be seen. Under the choir is the crypt with the tombs of the first German royal couple.
May 21, 2018
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