Altenberger Dom

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Recommended by 174 out of 187 cyclists


  • 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

  • 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

  • Frank

    Because it is a really worth seeing building

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    • April 21, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • Manfred

    A must, you do not need many words

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    • June 19, 2019

  • Klaus

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

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Edgar Karbach

    Interesting cathedral surrounded by numerous coffee houses, worthwhile destination, good starting point for walks, hiking and mountain biking

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    • December 13, 2019

  • Stefan Peters

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

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    • September 9, 2018

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


  • Elevation90 m

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