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Altenberger Dom

Altenberger Dom

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Location: Odenthal, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Thomas

    The Altenberg Cathedral is probably the most famous church in the Bergisches Land. It was built from 1255 in the Gothic style as the monastery church of St. Maria Himmelfahrt for Altenberg Abbey. The Altenberg Cathedral was built from trachyte rock, which was hewn from the Drachenfels in the Siebengebirge. Right next to the cathedral you can stop off at the Hotel-Restaurant Altenberger Hof.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • Altenberg Cathedral is the traditional name for the monastery church, whereby the word "cathedral" in this case does not refer to the cathedral church of a diocese, which never existed in Altenberg. The Altenberg Cathedral is owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and has been used as a parish church since 1857 by the Roman Catholic and Protestant parishes.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • June 18, 2017

  • Also recommended is the Christmas market right in front of the Altenberg Cathedral. He is nostalgic and crafts and Christmas decorations are offered. The culinary part is separately in front of the Altenberger Hof. Parking should be paid on the Märchenwaldparkplatz. It takes place every year only on one weekend. This is usually from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening on the 2nd Advent weekend.

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    • December 5, 2016

  • Altenberg (district of Odenthal) is located in the Bergisches Land and belongs to the Rheinisch-Bergisch district. Altenberg is best known for the Altenberg Cathedral, the monastery church of the former Altenberg Abbey. This hike follows the water route, a circular hiking trail that was set up as part of the "unverDHÜNNt" campaign.

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    • January 29, 2022

  • The Altenberg Cathedral is a former monastery church of the Cistercian Abbey Altenberg

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    • November 18, 2017

  • Designed around 1390 and probably completed before 1400, the west window of the Altenberg Cathedral is the largest Gothic stained-glass window north of the Alps. It represents the heavenly Jerusalem.

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    • February 9, 2019

  • The Altenberg Advent market takes place on the 2nd weekend in Advent from Friday afternoon 4:00 p.m. to Sunday evening 7:00 p.m. You should park for a fee in the fairytale forest car park.

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    • December 8, 2019

  • The light of the windows is impressive at any time of the day, but in the morning it is golden. Just beautiful.

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    • June 17, 2019

  • At Altenberg Cathedral, restoration and cleaning work is being carried out on the west window. The window is scaffolded for this purpose. During the work it can happen that the west portal is locked. The cathedral can then be entered via the north portal.
    (Source: Church newspaper for the Archdiocese of Cologne, edition 17/2021)

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    • June 1, 2021

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    The Altenberg Cathedral, often called the "Bergische Dom", is the church of the former Cistercian Abbey Altenberg (1133-1803).

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    • October 13, 2017

  • The Altenberg Cathedral is the former monastery church of the Altenberg Abbey, built by the Cistercians since 1133. Since 1857 it has been used simultaneously by the Roman Catholic and Protestant parishes as a parish church and is a great attraction for the entire surrounding area.
    On the site you will find a hotel as well as good gastronomy and a fairy tale forest in the immediate vicinity.
    In addition, numerous hiking and biking trails start here, including in the Dhünntal to the Dhünntalsperre.
    There is plenty of parking space, but you have to pay for it.

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    • July 27, 2020

  • The Altenberg Cathedral is the former monastery church with the patronage of St. Mary's Assumption of the Altenberg Abbey, built by the Cistercians since 1133. Until 1511 the church was also the burial place of the counts and dukes of Berg and the dukes of Jülich-Berg.

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    • November 3, 2020

  • ecumenically used cathedral with wonderful music events. Visit very worthwhile!

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    • December 2, 2016

  • A visit is best recommended with guidance.
    The stained glass window is impressive.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • This is where the local circular route A 8 starts, which leads from Altenberg Cathedral into the valleys of Eifgenbach, Hasselsiefen and Dhünn.

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    • July 24, 2020

  • If we weren't in the Corona-Lockdown, there would be a big meeting of hundreds of young people with a broadcast of the so-called "Altenberger Light" in and around the "Altenberger Dom" right now (annually on April 30th and May 1st), which is then brought into their parishes and families by the young people as a light of peace. Unfortunately, the meeting can only take place virtually at the moment. For details see altenbergerlicht.de

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    • April 30, 2021

  • The patronage "Assumption of Mary" of the former Cistercian monastery church and today's simultaneous church (usually used by a Catholic as well as a Protestant community) - colloquially usually called "Altenberger Dom" - refers to one of the many commemoration days and festivals in honor of the Mother of God Mary. It goes back to the feast of her bodily assumption into heaven, which the (Catholic) Church celebrates annually on August 15. In the Orthodox Church, the festival is called the Dormition.
    In many rural areas it is customary for the population to collect bundles of herbs (called "Kruggweusch" in the Rhenish dialect) on this day and to bless them in the festival service.

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    • July 14, 2021

  • Very worthwhile bookstore, also with a lot of regional and religious literature. Also, many tourist information is available there.

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    • May 1, 2018

  • There is the Altenberg Cathedral and a fairytale forest. There is a lot of beautiful nature around Altenberg.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Most significant religious building of the Bergisches Land and worth a visit.

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    • October 21, 2018

  • A beautiful cathedral, where you can see the sun shining through the stained glass windows.

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    • December 14, 2014

  • The Hotel Altenberger Hof is an ideal accommodation for a hiking weekend in the Bergisches Land region. In addition to the Count and Mönchsweg the "mountain hiking country" (bergisches-wanderland.de), which runs past the "front door", are from here more Bergisch forays such. B. the mill path in Kürten and the fruit path in Leichlingen excellent reach. Room, food and service left nothing to be desired.

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    • June 28, 2017

  • Altenberger Dom.Without words. Here begins the 6 stage of the Bergische Weg

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Baroque archway
    Former main entrance of the Altenberg monastery. Originated in its current form around 1715.

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    • April 30, 2017

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