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Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address: Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 149 Attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.
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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You might be excused to believe this is just another building, but it actually is a 1700 years old Roman throne room, the core of the "palatium" or the palace of the emperors in Treviri. From here Constantine ruled for some time these lands. It is a sight not to be missed. Pity inside there is no explanation of its... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Effectively it's a huge empty rectangular building. Apart from sheer size nothing special to look at from decorations or architecture perspective.

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Salalah, Oman
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we were inside they were having construction going on, so there was nothing much to see, although the view from the inside is quite impresssive

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Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Unfortunately we could not enter due to building activities, but just standing outside in front this massive building is impressive. A giant built in roman times. How did they do it?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wow. also known as Konstantin Basilika. I don't know where the reviewer got the information about the total destruction... I don't find any evidence of that anywhere. The roof is replica and the plaster has been stripped away as well as some towers that were added to supplement the vanity of a medieval archbishop, but the walls are original -... More 

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london
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Unfortunately there was a lot of building work going on when we visited so many of the most interesting information panels were not accessible however our friends gave us plenty of information. This is a simple building with an intersting and varied history but come in just to see the amazing Roman bricks that have held ths place up for... More 

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Vancouver
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

As you enter this church, you are immediately struck by the enormity of the open internal space. I found myself looking up in bewilderment, asking "how did they do it"? Although they are currently renovating to add a pipe organ, the church is open and there are many posters explaining its history. It's worth a stop to look up and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This church is undergoing interior repair and refinement. The explanatory displays gave evidence that the congregation understood its error in standing by Hitler in WWII and wanted to become more inclusive and forgiving haven for Christians.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

From what we were told this structure was rebuilt except 1 standing wall. The ceiling is extremely high and the building itself is huge. Holes in wall for heat to enter like most of the other structures had. This is another location to be done with a tour guide to get some of the history.

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Amman
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This building is simply huge. The ceiling unsupported by any columns seems an impossible accomplishment. Despite being damaged and rebuilt over the centuries this vast Roman building still carries a sense of awe from those distant times. There are good informative displays in English on the walls explaining the history of the building. Don't miss this impressive piece of architecture.... More 

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