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Altenberger Dom

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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 the Altenberg Abbey. The Altenberg Cathedral was built from trachyte stone, which was carved from the Drachenfels in the Siebengebirge. You can stop off at the Hotel-Restaurant Altenberger Hof right next to the cathedral.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • Gerd

    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

  • Silvia

    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

  • buskultur

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

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Hetti

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

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    • November 18, 2017

  • Franz

    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

  • Ewa und Christof

    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

  • Uschi

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

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Silvia

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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

  • Fcl

    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

  • Silvia

    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.
    nrw-tourismus.de/a-odenthal-altenberg-weihnachtsmarkt

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    • December 8, 2019

  • JakobusPilger

    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

  • Jens

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

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    • December 14, 2014

  • Andreas Meyer

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

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Antje

    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

  • OliverZ

    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

  • Jojo

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

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    • October 21, 2018

  • moin_moin

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

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    • April 30, 2017

  • Rainer Eichlinger

    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

  • Andiburscheid

    Nice excursion destination. Christmas market moody. Partly busy.

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    • February 3, 2018

  • RobertO

    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

  • OliverZ

    One of the most beautiful churches in the area. The monastery church is very well located, as a starting point for many walks suitable. Also famous is the west window, which was made around 1400.

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    • October 14, 2018

  • Marvin🙃

    In the middle of nowhere, this magnificent dome with adjacent fairytale forest. 👍

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Carsten

    The largest church window north of the Alps.

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    • May 31, 2018


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

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