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Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 151 attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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45 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The visit was a complete waste of time, especially after having to deal with the rude attendant. The place was completely rebuilt due to the damage from wars, so about the only neat part about the visit is seeing the splendor of the super high wooden ceiling. When we visited, there was a Sunday service going on. Because we were... More

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Lubbecke, Germany
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This massive building is the largest single room surviving from antiquity and is thus an UNESCO Wolrd Cultural Heritage site. Now a church is was built to house the throne of the new Christian Emperor following his moving of the seat of power to Trier. Here Contantine would have entertained guests, heard plantifs and judged on imperial Roman matters of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Just around the corner from the Porta Nigra, Trier's Basilica is hard to miss. Let’s just say it’s large. But when you get inside, it’s mostly empty, at least that’s how it feels. It’s a huge room with no columns, well populated with wooden seating or pews. The sense of emptiness comes from the fact that the ceiling is so... More

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Langley City, Canada
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Evangelical Lutheran Church is the largest Roman structure outside of Rome. It was Constantine's Throne Room, and built in a way to make him look larger at the front (of course not is a Lutheran Church). The building is amazing and large and has stood the test of time, which is why is it worth sticking your head in... More

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