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Altenberger Dom

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Recommended by 270 out of 286 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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  • 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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  • Frank

    Because it is a really worth seeing building

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manfred

    A must, you do not need many words

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  • Klaus

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

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  • Edgar Karbach

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

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  • Fränky

    Nice cathedral with park, it's worth it!

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  • Wolfgang

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

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  • Stefan Peters

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

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  • Elevation90 m