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Katharinenkirche Oppenheim

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  • ZEIT WISSEN

    The impressive St. Catherine's Church is the largest Gothic church between Strasbourg and Cologne. A true landmark that can be seen enthroned from many kilometers away over the Rhine slope. Particularly beautiful are the church windows created by the Frankfurt glass painter Alexander Linnemann in 1879, which shine in many colors when the sunlight falls.

    Christian Miks from the Roman-Germanic Central Museum in Mainz and Marion Witteyer from the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (GDKE) in Mainz describe the role the Romans played in the spread of Christianity:
    soundcloud.com/zeitwissen/zeit-wissen-wanderung-christian-miks-und-marion-witteyer-uber-die-christianisierung

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    • April 11, 2017

  • Thom

    Ossuary and most beautiful marketplace. For a break, the beach on the Rhine. A great place to chill out.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Diana Perez - A .

    Best to see it yourself, really great

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Arek

    In the course of the efforts of the Archbishop of Mainz to gain a foothold in Oppenheim, he and the Neustadt, which already belonged to the diocese of Mainz, also claimed the right of patronage over the recently completed St. Catherine's Church, which was previously looked after by the pastor of St. Sebastian. King Richard of Cornwall separated the two churches in 1258 and laid the diocesan borders of Mainz and Worms right through the city. The Katharinenkirche became Mainz and the parish church of the new town of Mainz. The Sebastianskirche fell to the diocese of Worms and remained the parish church of the old town of Worms.In 1317 the Archbishop of Mainz had a pen at the Katharinenkirche, d. H. the facility was assigned to a community of clergymen who had to hold regular services (collegiate foundation). After 1400 the canons added their own choir in the west (consecrated in 1439). The Katharinenkirche had been a Lutheran parish church since 1556 and a Reformed parish church in Oppenheim since 1565. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the church was finally handed over to the Reformed, until it served as a common house of worship for the Union Lutherans and Reformed from 1822.

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    • March 11, 2021

  • A. Winterlich

    The Katharinenkirche is called the largest Gothic church between Strasbourg and Cologne ...
    And yet for me - and not only as a pilgrim on the "Lutherweg 1521" - incomprehensible:
    You stand in front of a closed gate 😬❗ Can that be in Luther's sense 🤔 ... ❓

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    • March 26, 2021

  • Diana Perez - A .

    A church that one always likes to look at

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Wolfgang Hauth

    an absolute must if you are concerned with the building history in the Rhine-Hessian area

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    • May 24, 2021

  • MarioAlex (Kreiznacher Bub)

    Belongs to every visit to Oppenheim.

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    • March 7, 2019

  • Ms Moneypenny 🌊☀️🍋

    If you have the opportunity, be sure to go inside the church! The interior of the church impresses with its tasteful simplicity. The numerous colorful church windows are breathtakingly beautiful! Unfortunately, it doesn't look good in photos due to the backlighting. You just have to see it for yourself!

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    • March 26, 2021

  • Hjvd

    Those who like sacred buildings will find one of the most interesting basilicas on the Rhine between Strasbourg and Cologne. Master builders from Cologne, Mainz and Strasbourg contributed to this Gothic church. A special feature are the round windows, which are known as the Oppenheimer Rose.
    In spring 2021 the church is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharinenkirche_(Oppenheim)

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    • March 28, 2021

  • ☀️🔵⚪️🔵⚜️Ralph2011⚜️🔵⚪️🔵☀️

    A very impressive church, great architecture.

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    • September 5, 2021

  • Gisela💚

    In the course of the efforts of the Archbishop of Mainz to gain a foothold in Oppenheim, he and the Neustadt, which already belonged to the diocese of Mainz, also claimed the right of patronage over the recently completed St. Catherine's Church, which was previously looked after by the pastor of St. Sebastian. King Richard of Cornwall separated the two churches in 1258 and laid the diocesan borders of Mainz and Worms right through the city. The Katharinenkirche became Mainz and the parish church of the new town of Mainz. The Sebastianskirche fell to the diocese of Worms and remained the parish church of the old town of Worms.

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    • October 1, 2021

  • Gisela💚

    In 1317 the Archbishop of Mainz had a pen at the Katharinenkirche, d. H. the facility was assigned to a community of clergymen who had to hold regular services (collegiate foundation). After 1400 the canons added their own choir in the west (consecrated in 1439). The Katharinenkirche had been a Lutheran parish church since 1556 and a Reformed parish church in Oppenheim since 1565. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, the church was finally handed over to the Reformed, until it served as a common house of worship for the Union Lutherans and Reformed from 1822.

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    • October 1, 2021

  • Tanja

    Beautiful church and grounds

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    • June 7, 2021

  • Melli & Chester🐕

    A really mighty church that towers below the Landskron castle ruins and above Oppenheim. If you walk around you will also find the chapel of the dead with the ossuary. :)

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    • June 14, 2021

  • Franzl wandert 🥾

    One could write a lot about the Katharinenkirche, it is simply extremely impressive and beautiful!

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    • November 20, 2021

  • Franzl wandert 🥾

    After the visit, I could well imagine that the Katharinenkirche is considered to be the greatest Gothic building on the Rhine between Strasbourg and Cologne. Very impressive!

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    • November 20, 2021

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Location: Oppenheim, Mainz-Bingen, Rhenish Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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