Quedlinburg: Stiftskirche St.Servatius

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  • Siegfried LG

    The first building was built before 936 as a chapel of a castle, in front of whose main altar King Henry I was buried. In the conversion of the castle complex in the 936 founded ladies pin the church was replaced by the larger 2nd construction. In these the so-called Confessio of St. Servatius was installed, but soon filled again. Only in the 19th century was it exposed in the form as it can be seen in the crypt today. Under the reign of abbess Mathilde, another new building was built (construction III) and could be completed in a first construction phase in 997. From the southern aisle of the crypt today leads a staircase to the so-called path chapel St. Nicolai in vinculis. It was probably built before 997. In the two columns, with their greatly simplified and reduced "ionic" capitals, the strongly tapered fighter blocks are larger than the capitals. In 1021, the third church was consecrated on September 24, 1021 in the presence of Emperor Henry II. This building destroyed the fire in 1070. Today's construction began soon after a fire in 1070.The crypt is tomb of King Henry I and his wife Mathilde, whose bones are actually there to this day. On the ceiling of the crypt are remnants of secco painting depicting biblical motifs, and on the walls a series of gravestones of former abbesses. An extensive refurbishment in the years 2002-2009 ensured the precious ceiling painting, in the same course, a comprehensive lighting was integrated for the first time.Link:

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    • January 30, 2017

  • manulie

    The collegiate church is a monument of Romanesque architecture and was the church of the Quedlinburg ladies' pin. The church is quite "unadorned" but still very interesting. One can commit the crypt and to the right and left of the high choir the Quedlinburger Domschatz can be seen.opening hours
    Nov. - March: Mon - closed; Tue - Sun 10 am - 4 pm; Holiday 10am - 4pm
     April - October: Mon - closed; Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm; Holiday 10am - 6pm
    entrance fees
    Cathedral and Cathedral Treasure € 4.50 per person (reduced € 3.00)
    Cathedral, Cathedral Treasury and Crypt 6.00 € per person (reduced 4.00 €)
    At the moment due to construction works apply at the moment discounted admission prices.

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    • November 20, 2017

  • Gabriele

    The Quedlinburg Stiftskirche St. Servatius is one of the most important Romanesque buildings. The flat-roofed basilica consecrated in 1129 already had three predecessors. In 936 King Henry was buried here. The monumental sandstone construction shows strong Lombard influences both on the façade and in the ornamentation of the interior. The gothic forms of the choir built around 1320 above the crypt are only visible from the outside. Inside, an apse wall built in 1938 attempts to restore the overall Romanesque impression. The pair of towers was built in the course of the restoration work under Ferdinand of Quast in the 19th century. After being damaged by American artillery fire in 1945, the helmets received today's flat tent roofs. The interior is divided by pillars and columns (Lower Saxony column change). They separate main and side aisles. In the west, the so-called imperial lodge limits the sacred space. In the east, a staircase leads to the High Choir and the treasury, where the famous cathedral treasure can be seen. Under the choir lies the crypt with the tombs of the first German royal couple.Source: quedlinburg.de/de/stiftskirche/stiftskirche-st-servatii.html

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    • May 21, 2018

  • Siegfried LG

    A visit to the church and the castle costs a combined ticket € 7. If a tour is running, it is included in the price.

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    • February 1, 2017

  • Holger

    Pure history and touch!

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    • October 22, 2018

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Best Hikes to Quedlinburg: Stiftskirche St.Servatius

Location: Quedlinburg, Harz, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany


  • Elevation140 m

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