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Konstantin-Basilika

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  • Johnny

    The Evangelical Church of the Savior (Constantine Basilica) in the city of Trier (Augusta Treverorum) was originally a Roman palace laura. It was built as an audience hall of the Roman emperors who resided in the city in the 4th century. Only the mention of the Emperor Constantine in Constantine's Basilica reminds of this time and purpose.

    Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantinbasilika

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    • March 15, 2018

  • Christiane Rach

    71 meters long, 32.60 meters wide and today with the south gable over 36 meters high. These are the dimensions of the basilica. Around 310 it was built by the Roman emperor Constantine as a palace hall (throne room). In the middle of the 19th century, the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV restored the building as a church for the Protestant community. The basilica can accommodate up to 1,300 people.

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    • July 1, 2020

  • Andy

    The Evangelical Church of the Redeemer (Konstantinbasilika) in Trier (Augusta Treverorum) was originally a Roman palace auditorium. It was built as an audience hall for the Roman emperors who resided in the city in the 4th century. The naming after Constantine the Great as the Constantine Basilica reminds of this time and purpose. The name of the building as a basilica comes from the local history researcher Johannes Steiner in the 19th century, who took it from a late antique eulogy for the emperor Constantine. From today's perspective, it is unsuitable because it does not correspond to the type of building of a basilica, but to that of a hall church. The honorary Catholic title of basilica does not apply either, because the building was never a Catholic church.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • July 14, 2021

  • Robbimama

    Basilica is directly adjacent to the Electoral Palais. Completely different construction as other churches. In the interior no columns, everything very simple. Very impressive. Access free.

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    • October 9, 2018

  • Peter62

    Interestingly, the building already had underfloor heating. Air warmed by wood fire or charcoal embers passed through a fume hood and heated the (now defunct) marble floor and walls.

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    • October 15, 2019

  • octoberseventeen

    The Protestant KONSTANTINBASILIKA: 71 meters long, 32.60 meters wide and today with the south gable over 36 meters high. Around 310 it was built as a palace auditorium (throne room) by the Roman emperor Constantine. In the middle of the 19th century, the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm IV restored the building as a church for the Protestant community. The basilica can accommodate up to 1,300 people.
    On the right side in the nave, there are the heads of the 4 evangelists and Jesus. from left to right: Luke, Matthew, Jesus Christ, Mark, John
    In the 1870s and 1880s, the Frankfurt sculptor Gustav Kaupert created five marble sculptures for the basilica. They represented Jesus Christ and the evangelists and were supplemented around 1900 with apostle figures of Peter and Paul based on a design by August Wittig. The statues were destroyed when the church was rebuilt. Today only the heads of the Kaupert figures are preserved. They were restored in 2001 and in 2006 on the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the basilica as the Evangelical Church of the Redeemer on the east wall of the basilica with a trilingual lettering.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • Mikesan

    The Evangelical Church of the Redeemer (Konstantinbasilika) in Trier (Augusta Treverorum) was originally a Roman palace auditorium. It was built as an audience hall for the Roman emperors who resided in the city in the 4th century. The naming after Constantine the Great as the Constantine Basilica reminds of this time and purpose. The name of the building as a basilica comes from the local history researcher Johannes Steiner in the 19th century, who took it from a late antique eulogy for the emperor Constantine. From today's perspective, it is unsuitable because it does not correspond to the type of building of a basilica, but to that of a hall church. The honorary Catholic title of basilica does not apply either, because the building was never a Catholic church.
    In the early Middle Ages, the burned-out ruins came into the possession of the Trier bishops. They converted this into a castle-like property. In 1614 the south and east walls were torn down and the rest was integrated into the new bishop's residence, the Electoral Palace. The church-like building was restored between 1844 and 1856, consecrated on September 28, 1856 and handed over to the evangelical parish, which has been using it as a church since then. On August 14, 1944, the basilica was badly damaged by an American air raid and burned down completely. The reconstruction took place in the 1950s. The design of the interior was reduced to stone-faced exterior walls and a wooden coffered ceiling.

    Since 1986 the Constantine Basilica has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage “Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Church of Our Lady in Trier”. It is also a protected cultural asset under the Hague Convention. The apse in the north, the west wall, remains of walls from previous buildings below the present-day floor and remains of Roman exterior paintings on the west and north facades have been preserved in the Roman building fabric. Wikipedia

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    • March 14, 2021

  • Andibonn

    The Konstantinbasilika (Protestant Church of the Redeemer) in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Trier, the former Roman Augusta Treverorum, was originally a Roman palace hall. It was built as an audience hall for the Roman emperors who resided in the city in the 4th century. The naming after Constantine the Great as Constantine Basilica recalls this time and purpose. The designation of the building as a basilica comes from the local historian Johannes Steiner in the 19th century, who took it from a late antique eulogy to Emperor Constantine.[1] From today's point of view, it is inappropriate because it does not correspond to the building type of a basilica, but to that of a hall church . The Catholic honorary title of basilica does not apply either, because the building was never a Catholic church.
    Source: Wikipedia.de

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    • October 21, 2022

  • 1Fritz-Marc 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇦

    The Evangelical Church Konstantin Bailika used to be a Roman palace hall. It was built as an audience hall of the Roman emperors (4th century).

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    An unbelievably impressive church building, especially due to the size of the room combined with the incredible simplicity. Those who like this will find a somewhat similar atmosphere, albeit significantly smaller, in St. Valierus in Trier-Weismark.

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    • February 6, 2021

  • KHS

    The Constantine Basilica is a very impressive structure. Not to be compared with other churches.

    ekkt.ekir.de/index.php?id=2493

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    • December 2, 2019

  • Dyna-quadrigis-racing©️

    The Constantine Basilica is certainly worth a visit in Trier. Unfortunately it is not always open. So not always something to experience on the Camino de Santiago.

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    • January 12, 2021

  • Oliver N. 🚴🤘🚴

    Also very nice from the inside 👍

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    • July 22, 2022

  • Nicole

    Must have seen from inside too 😊

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    • July 23, 2022

  • Tommys Auszeit 🌲🌳🥾🚲 🏕🎒

    Impressive like many historical buildings in Trier also from the inside

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    • April 4, 2021

  • Hunderunde

    Trier is a very beautiful city with a variety of exciting small and large sights. It is definitely worth more than one visit. Inside the basilica. For me the hammer.

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    • April 16, 2021

  • Hunderunde

    Trier is a very beautiful city with a variety of exciting small and large sights. It is definitely worth more than one visit. The basilica impresses me a lot. People must have seen the organ and, above all, heard it.

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    • April 16, 2021

  • Hunderunde

    Trier is a very beautiful city with a variety of exciting small and large sights. It is definitely worth more than one visit. The inside of the basilica is tremendously impressive. One huge room 👍.

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    • April 16, 2021

  • Rilo

    An incredible church building that impresses above all with the size of the room combined with the simplicity

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    • July 4, 2022

  • Die_Ute

    Egbert Broerken, Model of the Constantine Basilica, 2015, cast bronze, Constantine Basilica, Trier
    The bronze miniature of Constantine's Basilica is in close proximity to the stone original. With its information in Braille about the former throne room of the Roman emperors residing in Trier, the bronze model also offers the haptic perception of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by the artist Egbert Broerken (*1950) from Welver in Westphalia, the bronze version of the miniature basilica was made in the Plein bronze foundry in Speicher.
    Broerken from the city of Münster created his first model for blind and sighted people. On average, he needs nine months to photograph the individual buildings from all sides, to develop a model and to cast this model. His collaboration with the Westphalian School for the Blind in his home town of Soest enabled Broerken to design his models in such a way that they can be touched as effectively and as insightfully as possible. Egbert Broerken now gets commissions all over Europe and enjoys this opportunity to bring relief to blind people and integrate them more deeply into society:»When blind fellow citizens touch the city with their hands, fascinated, in which they live for a long time but which they could never understand, then it is always a moving moment for me.« Egbert Broerken
    Source: public-art-trier.de/objekt/modell-der-konstantin-basilika

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    • July 20, 2022

  • Rilo

    The Basilica of Constantine was originally a Roman palace auditorium. This miniature also enables visually impaired people to feel the shape of the basilica

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    • July 4, 2022

  • Misha Jedy

    ! ! ! !

    • July 5, 2022

  • DANΨ

    The basilica, which is illuminated in the evening, is also worth seeing.

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    • August 25, 2022

  • Naxxos

    The imposing basilica is most impressive from the outside.

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    • September 6, 2022


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