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Kiliansdom und Neumünster

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  • Eleion

    The Kiliansdom is the largest of 61 churches in Würzburg and the most famous church building in the city. Directly adjacent to the left side since 2003 is the Museum am Dom with a permanent exhibition of old and new art. In the right area behind the church building is the historic Burkardushaus, which was rebuilt from 2011-2015 to a conference center.

    Every year, a commemorative is held to commemorate the bombing of the Allies on 16 March 1945, which almost completely destroyed the city of Würzburg. This is very impressive and emotional especially in front of Kiliansdom.

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    • October 26, 2016

  • Oliver

    The Würzburg Cathedral is the center of the largest pilgrimage in the diocese every year, when thousands of believers flock to Würzburg to commemorate Kiliani, Kolonat and Totnan in the Kiliani pilgrimage week of the three Franconian apostles. For this purpose, the shrine with the heads of the saints of the Neumünster Church, where he is otherwise in the crypt over the year, is solemnly transferred to the cathedral. The history of the pilgrimage can be read here. A detailed description of the cathedral, its sights and its history can be found at dom-wuerzburg.de.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • Oliver

    The Neumünster is built above the tomb of St. Kilian and his companions Kolonat and Totnan, who were murdered here as missionaries in 689. The original Romanesque basilica dates from the 11th century, the choir and the ornate tower from the 13th century.

    The mighty dome and the elaborate Baroque façade were built between 1710 and 1716. The Baroque redesign of the interior lasted until 1788 and was executed by the Zimmermann brothers. An early stone work Tilman Riemenschneider, a beautiful sandstone Madonna, stands in a pillared niche of the dome space.

    During the air raid on Würzburg on 16 March 1945, the structural substance was preserved. Most of the interior was burned, but there are still some outstanding individual works from the Middle Ages as well as the Baroque period.
     
    Opening hours: Mo. - Sa. 6.00 - 18.30, Sunday 8.00 - 18.30

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    • March 1, 2017

  • LoKi 🚴

    As with other highlights, numerous images have been uploaded that have nothing to do with the Neumünster.
    Unfortunately, komoot's scoring system still rewards those spammers!
    I think it's bad.

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    • January 1, 2019

  • Andreas Seifert

    Bishop Megingaud of Würzburg (in office from 754 to February 769) probably erected a memorial building on the site of today's Neumünster, which kept alive the memory of the martyrdom of Kilian, Kolonat and Totnan. In this church, first Bishop Burkard (bishop from 741 to February 754 and died in February 755 in Homburg) was buried by Megingaud and later also Megingaud itself. However, on 26 September 783 Megingaud died in the monastery Neustadt am Main and the sandstone for his coffin undoubtedly comes from quarries around Neustadt. The coffin is today in the crypt of Neumünster. The inscription on his tombstone is the oldest monumental font of Franconia after the Roman era.

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    • August 28, 2017

  • Gerd

    The construction began around 1040, the east towers were completed in 1237. The interior was stuccoed in 1701/04 by Pietro Magno in the richest Baroque.
    In 1945, after the bombardment by the Allies, the cathedral burnt down completely. The inauguration after the reconstruction took place in 1967. The exterior of the cathedral was rebuilt in its old form, with baroque stucco decoration preserved in the transept and choir. The altar, the sacrament house and the choir stalls 1966/68 were equipped by A. Schilling.
    1987/88 began the redesign of the choir. Among the impressive series of episcopal tombs are: Rudolf von Scherenberg († 1495) and Lorenz von Bibra († 1519) by Tilman Riemenschneider. The organ was built in 1968 and has 20 stops.
    In 2006, as part of the renovation work, the cathedral received a new, light exterior finish, which is based on its original color scheme.
    2011/12, the interior was completely renovated or redesigned.

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    • July 2, 2019

  • 〽️Markus

    The Neumünster is the collegiate church of the former collegiate Neumünster in Würzburg's old town.

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    • February 25, 2017

  • Gerd

    Romanesque basilica of the 11th century, choir and tower from the 13th century. Mighty dome and elaborate façade 1710 - 1716. Erected above the tomb of St. Kilian and his companions, who were murdered here as missionaries in 689. You can also see a Madonna by Riemenschneider.

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    • March 31, 2019

  • Christian S.

    The St. Kilians Cathedral in Würzburg or Dom St. Kilian is a Roman Catholic church in Würzburg, which is dedicated to St. Kilian. The cathedral is the episcopal church of the diocese of Würzburg. With its double tower facade and a total length of 105 meters, it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany and a major work of German architecture at the time of the Salian emperors.

    Originally, the cathedral had a Salvator patronal feast, from 855 to around 1000 it was dedicated to St. Kilian, from about 1000 to 1967 was the apostle Andreas Dompatron, since May 6, 1967, the cathedral bears the patronage of the martyrs Kilian, Kolonat and Totnan. The celebration of the cathedral is celebrated on the 24th of October.

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    • July 31, 2019

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    A large hall church, very nice, that is the Kiliansdom in Würzburg.

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    • December 8, 2019

  • Peter 😎

    Richly decorated sandstone building in an unusual vicinity of today's houses

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    • January 11, 2020

  • 〽️Markus

    The St. Kilians Cathedral in Würzburg is a Roman Catholic church in Würzburg, which is dedicated to St. Kilian. The cathedral is the episcopal church of the diocese of Würzburg. With its double tower facade and a total length of 105 meters, it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany and a major work of German architecture at the time of the Salian emperors.

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    • February 25, 2017

  • Matze

    Very impressive - inside even more from the outside. And in the summer heat you will find a wonderful cooling.

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    • August 13, 2019

  • Gecko 🦎

    One of the highlights of the city

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    • January 6, 2019

  • Walkleader

    Tour of the old town

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    • October 14, 2018

  • MS

    Information about the Kiliansgruft: neumuenster-wuerzburg.de/rundgang/kiliansgruft

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    • January 18, 2020

  • Jünni61

    The Würzburg Cathedral stands in the center of the old town. With a length of 105 m, it is one of the largest Romanesque sacred buildings in Germany.
    Start of construction: 1040
    Tower height: 62 m
    Seats: approx. 1000
    Cathedral bells: 20
    Organ pipes of the main organ: 6652

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    • October 8, 2020

  • Jünni61

    The Kiliansdom, consecrated in the Middle Ages, impresses inside with grandiose church art and outside with a chapel extension by the builder Balthasar Neumann. One of the highlights of the city.

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    • October 10, 2020

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