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Stiftskirche

Address: Markt 1, 56329 Sankt Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This church of St. Goar, past from Catholic to Protestant. You can see a lot of older artistic elements, like the crypt of St. Goar, from the 12th century with frescoes of the 15th century. The town, later was give the name of the Saint.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

A surprise, the parish church of St. Goar, though Protestant, retains much older artistic elements from its days as a Catholic Church. This includes the crypt of St. Goar, reportedly dating back to the XIIth century and extensive primitive frescoes of the late XVth century. The church itself was the first in the area to be designated Protestant based on... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

It is worthwhile to stop here and take in this amazing old church. Originally a Catholic church, today it is Protestant. Building began around the 6th century and continued at various point over the next 400 years or so. The hermit priest St. Goar came there to live and the town now named for him. He is actually buried in... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Its interior is extremely light and airy and thus easily made pix. It has beautiful headstones and reliefs, great frescos at its vaulted ceiling, espacially the 17th century sculpture of a Madonna and child I did like, and an odd but beautiful pulpit. Its exterior is typical in white and red colour. In the 8th Century Prüm Abbey had the... More 

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