St Kunibert Basilica
St Kunibert Basilica
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Aquinasmagister
Hatfield, UK367 contributions
Couples
I love Romanesque. And the itinerary of 13 romanesque churches in Cologne is both a joy and a sorrow. Pick up a leaflet from the cathedral or any of of these churches . Many were damaged extensively by bombing or indeed baroqued or redone substantially in the 17th to 19th centuries but they all have display boards with photographs taken around 1900/1910 when possible and again in 1946-1948

In most cases the new work has been done sympathetically and much beauty remains - a statue here , several wall and arch paintings there, crypts and walls.

St Kunibert has some beatifically side chapel paintings.

We managed eight of these twelve churches in two days. We intend to go back for the rest soon.
Written April 29, 2018
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Jeropa67
Cologne, Germany444 contributions
It a wonderful basilica placed in the Kunibert area. The started to build this basilica before 1210. To compensate for the terrain slope towards the Rhine arises as a base a crypt. 1226 is the choir completed.On June 29, 1944, the roofs went up in flames in 1944 the west tower was hit by a bomb and crashed with parts of the transept one.Only at the end of the 1970s, the initiative for the reconstruction of the West building (transept and tower) was seized. In 1993, the reconstruction according to plans of the structural engineer Otmar Schwab and the architect Leo Hugot was completed. It is so wonderful to have such a piece of art in the neighbourhood.
Written October 31, 2015
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,317 contributions
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Of the 12 churches built in the Romanesque style of architecture St Kunibert Basilica was the last being constructed by 1247 and what a stunning church and piece of architecture this is.
The exterior is very impressive and imposing and looks absolutely amazing especially when illuminated at night,the interior is no less beautiful with it's plain white washed high arched ceiling,great details and frescoes and the wonderful alter,it's a church that really looks amazing.
As with most of Cologne this church suffered severe damage during the air raids of WW2 and during a raid in 1944 was extremely damaged so much so that it took nearly 50 years to rebuild and renovate up to the amazing church that now stands looking out onto the River Rhine.
A beautiful church and one I highly recommend you visit if your in the area.
Written December 31, 2017
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,600 contributions
Solo
Another good basilica to see, and viewed best, externally, from afar, as there is no way to see thr whole thing up close...
Written August 14, 2021
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Carmen G
Ploiesti, Romania144 contributions
Couples
easy to reach, the church is very nice with great original medieval stained glass windows; reconstructed after the WWII, a great place to take a break and meditate.
Written August 29, 2015
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,023 contributions
One of the 12 romanesque churches of Cologne, the construction of which dates back to 1210. Near the Rhine & the Cathedral.
Written August 17, 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,872 contributions
One of Cologne's Romanesque churches, consecrated in 1247, one year before the Gothic Cologne Cathedral's building work began. Austere in its decoration and elegant, it is a typical example of a Catholic sanctuary. However, the medieval glass windows featuring important biblical figures - are well worth the visit.
Written December 15, 2019
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Solo
But still older than the Dom. Beautiful Romanesque architecture, Beautiful windows. Altogether REALLY worth your while to go and see this church
Written June 11, 2019
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Jainam M
Mumbai, India624 contributions
Solo
Another fine basilica in the city. Damaged during the world war bombings. Artistic and peaceful place. Great Height.
Written April 30, 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
Couples
This is a lovely basilica, somehow overlooked due to its location.
However, it's very easy to reach it - it's less than a 10-minute walk from the central station or the cathedral.
The basilica boasts a beautiful high ceiling and lovely decorations.
The acoustics is wonderful, too.
Written January 9, 2017
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