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Altenberger Dom

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Recommended by 834 out of 865 cyclists


  • Edgar Karbach

    Worth seeing cathedral, surrounded by numerous coffee houses. A really worthwhile excursion destination and a good starting point for walks, hiking and mountain bike tours.

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    • December 13, 2019

  • Silvia

    The Altenberg Cathedral, often called the "Bergische Dom", is the church of the former Cistercian Abbey Altenberg (1133-1803) and today the parish church of the Catholic Parish of St. Maria Himmelfahrt, Altenberg. The church became after French models 1259-1379
    built as a towerless transept basilica with ambulatory and chapel wreath. After a fire in 1815, reconstruction took place from 1833 to 1847.

    Since 1857, the Altenberg Cathedral has been shared by Protestant Christians at the request of the Prussian king. Extensive renovations of the cathedral were completed in 2006. Altenberg is a district of Odenthal, between Bergisch Gladbach and Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and is located about 20 km northeast of Cologne on the Dhünn, a tributary of the Wupper.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Manfred

    A must, you do not need many words

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Wolfgang

    Pretty area around the walls lit restaurant, tavern souvenir shop and other sights.

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Claudia 🚶🏼‍♀️🚴‍♀️

    The Altenberg Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Germany. Of special art historical importance are the Madonna in the Radiant Wreath and the Sacrament House. Special attention deserves the large west window: It represents the heavenly Jerusalem and is with its 144 square meters the largest church window north of the Alps. The long history of the monastery, the dukes and counts of the noble family also testifies to numerous high graves and grave slabs of the secular and spiritual princes inside the church.

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Dennis

    If you are in the area it is definitely worth a visit.

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    • October 29, 2020

  • Thomas

    Worth seeing, much nicer to look at from the outside.
    Plenty of parking spaces are available if you get there early enough. Many hiking trails cross there.

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    • October 24, 2021

  • Manfred

    You do not need much to tell here.
    But maybe: Altenberg was also the location for the series "Murder with a View".
    Then there is the Christmas market, which takes place only on the 2nd Advent.

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    • April 25, 2018

  • Klaus

    Already an impressive, very bright church and the place is also quite bed

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Fränky

    Nice cathedral with park, it's worth it!

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    • May 3, 2020

  • dbob

    Nice little cathedral with interesting monastery. The fairytale forest is also great, at least 45 years ago when I was a kid.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Tonopah

    10000 uploaded cathedral pictures are something nice ;-)

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    • July 29, 2020

  • Dennis

    The cathedral can be easily photographed from here.

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    • October 29, 2020

  • Bfbraun

    Time-honored monastery church in a beautiful ambience

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    • June 13, 2021

  • DieterS

    One of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Germany that you have to see.
    But it is not only an imposing church in terms of its external appearance. Since the Altenberg Cathedral and Altenberg House were affected by the flood, it was not possible to view the inside during my visit. But will be made up;)

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    • August 4, 2021

  • die Stare

    Altenberg is always worth a visit - whether the cathedral, or the cathedral shop, the beautiful hiking trails - we were often here as young people and of course later.

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    • August 23, 2021

  • Frank

    Because it is a really worth seeing building

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    • April 21, 2018

  • Stefan Peters

    The Altenberg Cathedral is always worth a stopover - some cycling and hiking trails nearby.

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Bernd Busch

    The Altenberg Cathedral is always worth a visit.

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    • June 15, 2021

  • Andreas 🚴🏻‍♂️ 🚵‍♂️

    The Altenberg Cathedral was built as a monastery church from 1255 on the site of a Romanesque predecessor building consecrated around 1160. The Cistercians had already come to Altenberg in 1133 and had started building an abbey. Towards the end of the 12th century, the abbey had 107 priestly monks and 138 lay brothers, so the construction of a large church was considered. Count Adolf IV von Berg laid the foundation stone for the "Bergisches Dom" on March 3, 1259 in the presence of the Archbishop of Cologne, Konrad von Hochstaden. Measured at the start of construction, it is roughly as old as Cologne Cathedral. The choir was consecrated in 1287, and on July 3, 1379, on behalf of the Archbishop of Cologne, it was consecrated as a whole by Bishop Wikbold Dobilstein von Kulm, who is buried in the cathedral's high choir. The large west window was inserted around 1400.Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altenberger_Dom

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    • November 9, 2021

  • Stefan Kroth 🚴🏻

    The Altenberger Dom is a great hiking and cycling destination, highly recommended👍

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    • January 17, 2022

  • Manni

    great facility, take a little time and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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    • March 25, 2022

  • Jan van der Graupe 🚲🖖🏴‍☠️

    It's interesting to see how big the church can be compared to the place ;-)

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    • April 11, 2022

  • Till + Co.

    Really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • May 14, 2022

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


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