The Liebfrauen Basilica in Trier is the oldest Gothic church in Germany and the parish church of the Liebfrauen parish. Built in the high Gothic style by French architects, it is hard to beat in terms of filigree beauty and Gothic elegance. The floor plan has the shape of a Greek rose. Closed in January 2008, the church was reopened in September 2011 after extensive interior renovation under the motto "Let the rose bloom again".
February 6, 2021
The Liebfrauenkirche is built directly against the cathedral. A very interesting church and very informative. You should definitely connect with the cathedral. In the church in the middle of the Liebfrauenkirche there is a square section that reveals the construction of the foundation of the church and provides information about its special features.
February 2, 2021
The Liebfrauenkirche in Trier is located right next to the Trier Cathedral in the center of the city. Together with the Elisabeth Church in Marburg, it is the oldest Gothic church in Germany and the most important and earliest Gothic central building in the country.
December 21, 2021
The Liebfrauen-Basilika is the oldest gothic church in Germany and parish church of the parish of Liebfrauen. It is built in the style of the High Gothic and it is hard to beat in terms of filigree beauty and gothic elegance. The floor plan has the shape of a rose.
July 16, 2018
The High Cathedral of St. Peter in Trier is the oldest bishop's church in Germany and the mother church of the Diocese of Trier. With a length of 112.5 meters and a width of 41 meters, the building is the largest church building in the city of Trier and an important testimony to occidental sacred architecture.Since 1986, the Trier Cathedral has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Church of Our Lady in Trier, and it is also a protected cultural asset under the Hague Convention.The Church of Our Lady in Trier is located right next to the Trier Cathedral in the center of the city. Together with the Elisabeth Church in Marburg, it is the oldest Gothic church in Germany and the most important and earliest central Gothic building in the country.
View of the southern and western arm of the cross
Mary is depicted in the tympanum above the portal
Madonna, 14th century
Interior view - condition before the renovation
Sign of the Church as Basilica Minor (Tintinnabulum and Conopeum)
Tintinnabulum and Conopeum (Signs of a Basilica Minor)Since 1986, the Liebfrauenkirche has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauenkirche in Trier.
October 16, 2022
Possibly the oldest surviving picture in Trier Cathedral is the tympanum in the south wall at the portal to the Church of Our Lady. It is a sandstone relief from around 1180, showing Christ enthroned in the middle, Mary, the patroness of the Liebfrauenkirche, on the left, and Peter, the patron saint of the cathedral, on the right. The figures stand out three-dimensionally, while the frame ornament is kept flat. In the course of the restoration, which was completed in 1974, the original colors of the sculpture were uncovered, which had been whitewashed over several times over the past few years and covered with a thick layer. Subtleties of the representation such as hair and the folds of the robes are clearly recognizable again.
October 16, 2022
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