Basilica of St. Castor
Basilica of St. Castor
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graeme A
kuala lumpur281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Walked around the grounds of the Basilica before going inside. There is so much history associated with the church. The plaques located around the grounds inform you of this history. Inside the church is beautiful as are many other churches in Europe. Worthwhile to visit.
Written February 18, 2020
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Brian T
Indianapolis, IN693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We just happened upon this church while walking to Deutsches Eck. Outside, along the backside of the church, is information text in German and English regarding the history of the site and church.
Written October 22, 2020
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Silvita
7,354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Just a couple of steps away from the “German Corner”. Great gardens with gorgeous flowers. A pity the church was closed, worth coming back to see the inside.
Written October 11, 2020
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antonvanold
1,223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Built built between 817 and 836, the Basilika St. Kastor or Kastorkirche is the oldest church in Koblenz. It is open from 09:00 to 18:00 for visits, with services at 18:30 on Saturday and 11:00 on Sunday. Destroyed in 1944, it was rebuilt from 1948 to 1955. It was made a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1991. In the garden there are plaques with information about the archaeological findings in the area and the history of the church and its evolution in construction at this site.
Written December 28, 2015
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Rocketman53
Sugar Land, TX181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Unless you have a thing for visiting churches, this one is pretty ordinary as things go. The gardens are a worthwhile visit.
Written October 26, 2019
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Patricia M
Skegness336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We walked back from 'Kaiser Bill's' statue, and called into this handsome church, as we have done before. The basilica has seen many years of history, and is well worth a visit.
Written December 16, 2018
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lobstaluva
Springfield, MA645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Considering the fact that the original church’s construction on this site began in the year 817, there is too long of a history to summarize here. The facade of the basilica on the west end is not ornate as many European churches are, but is more linear and boxy looking. There are two very tall towers with gabled roofs, one with a clock. The east end is curved and has two more towers. The interior has some nice paintings, but the highlight for me was the two “stellar vaults”.... the unique ceiling. The basilica has seen and played a role in a lot through time.... trials of the sons of Emperor Louis the Pious, division of the Frankish Empire, the Treaty of Verdun. It has quite a history for those interested and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written August 1, 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China33,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
There aren’t many things to do in Koblenz other than the German Corner and Cable car but this is something you can check out when you have already finished. First, this church is very impressive and imposing. Then as you walk in, it has a certain charm to it. Some churches just have a sad feel to it but this is more of a joyous place. Check it out as it is definitely worth your time.
Written July 31, 2018
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
My husband and I were visiting Koblenz while on the Rhine River Cruise. We were fortunate to have an English-speaking local guide who provided us with the history of the Basilica. It is truly a magnificent church worthwhile visiting and photographing. A "must see" while in Koblenz.
Written May 10, 2018
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LBSterling
Nuremberg, Germany391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
One gets the feeling of prayerful once entering this Basilica. It is the oldest church in Kolblenz with extenstive Romanesque Construction and largely traditional furnishing. Beautiful indeed.
Written June 26, 2017
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