St. Paulin-Kirche

St. Paulin-Kirche, Trier

St. Paulin-Kirche
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,523 contributions
A splendid Baroque jewel
Oct 2019
I am familiar with the work of the architect Johann Balthasar Neumann in northern Bavaria, notably the pilgrimage church of Vierzehnheiligen, and the archiepiscopal Residence in Würzburg. I was not aware, however, that Neumann was born in Trier, that he is probably its best-known native son after Karl Marx, and that he was responsible for the St Paulin-Kirche, outside the old city, about 15 minutes walking from the Porta Nigra. The church is stunningly attractive, light and airy, with decoration that is altogether delightful. As a lover of South German Baroque of long standing, I am more than glad to have come across St Paulin. Highly recommended!
Written October 13, 2019
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Karin H
Antwerp, Belgium528 contributions
Beautiful baroque interior
Jul 2019 • Couples
Slightly further out from the centre of Trier the Paulin Kirche is definitely worth a visit. The baroque interior is quite ornate and in the crypts you can “the martyrs of Trier”.
Written July 4, 2019
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Robert C
25 contributions
Beautiful Late Baroque Church
Jul 2018
Breathtakingly beautiful - the white and gold colors illuminate the interior of the church. Take time to wander through the church and take note of the details.
Written January 15, 2019
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Midu
Trier, Germany29 contributions
Real Baroque Gem - outside Bavaria! Ein wahres barockes Juwel
Jun 2018 • Family
This barock basilika minor ist real old- as the most tourist places in the oldest City of germany: roman Trier. The first building stems from the 4th century and can be visited if planned with the parish in the old cellar of the church. Today you will find a magnificent barock building of master Balthasar Neumann, who created a lot of Barock Churches in Middle Germany. Come for a service or a prayer to hear the pipe-organ and lean back to watch the ceiling paintings from the story of St. Paulin, one of the first bishops of antique Trier. (Outside at the end of the place you will find a funny comic-like- sculpture from the 2000th-years of him.) The outside paint has been renovated 5 years ago so you can see a german Barock Church in its breathtaking original.

Atemberaubende Barockkirche, die man am besten bei einem Gottesdienst oder Gebet (Orgelmusik!) geniest. Wunderbare Deckengemälde der Heiligengeschichte von St. Paulin, einem frühen trierischen Bischof. Batlhasar Neumanns Handschrift ist in dieser Basilika Minor überall zu finden. Der Außenanstrich ca. 5 Jahre alt zeigt eine Barockkirche im "Originalzustand".
Written November 11, 2018
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Peter S
Trier, Germany40 contributions
Amazing roof paintings
Aug 2018 • Family
To reach the church you have to leave the pedestrian area through the old Roman town gate "Porta Nigra" and go around 700 meters along the busy Paulinstrasse.
When you enter the church you will be happy that you made this walk, because the interior design is unique, with large roof paintings, many angels and a lot of golden decoration. Also the graveyard beside the church with an interesting chapel in one corner is worthwile to visit.
Written November 7, 2018
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Quinten S
Austin, TX266 contributions
Mass, art, and martyrs
May 2017 • Family
We went for mass on our way out of Trier. This church is beautiful! It wasn't listed as a must see, which is a great injustice! The organ is large and beautiful. I enjoyed worshipping in this lovely environment. Afterwards, we were allowed to go below and see the tomb of several martyrs.
Written May 22, 2017
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium22,890 contributions
A delightful gem
Mar 2017 • Friends
The Church of Saint Paulinus ('St. Paulinskirche' in German) is a single-nave and single tower church outside of the city centre. There is more to see here than in many larger churches in town. Walking towards it along Thebäerstrasse, we felt drawn by its attractive yellow, red and white silhouette.

From the law in front of the entrance, where there is a Celtic cross on a column, Saint Paulinus looked slender and sober, the only decorative elements being a gilt rococo cartouche, now bearing the Latin inscription ‘BASILICA SANCTI PAULINI" and the very complex coat of arms of Archbishop-Elector Franz Georg von Schönborn, who financed the construction of the church in the mid18th century. Inside, his monogram and coat of arms are everywhere.

We are not overly keen on Baroque and rococo, but upon entering this church we could but feel overwhelmed by its beauty. The elements contributed by architect Johann Balthasar Neumann, painter Christoph Thomas Scheffler, sculptor Ferdinand Tietz, organ-builder Romanus Benedict Nollet and others fit perfectly together. We had the place to ourselves, so we took our time to examine the many details: the high altar, the gilt grille, the pastel pink choir stalls, the pulpit, the confessionals, the extravagant ceiling painting, the stucco work, the organ .. The crypts were closed but we were able to catch a glimpse through the grille.
Written April 20, 2017
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,206 contributions
Just simple looking exterior
Jun 2016 • Couples
Beautiful church one should not miss. It is not situated at the city center but worth the visit. The fresco paintings are beautiful.
Written February 23, 2017
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,304 contributions
A memorable Church
Jun 2016 • Solo
The Church makes a strong impression. In general it is considered one of the most beautiful in Trier. But to reach it you must walk from Hauptmarkt Platz about one kilometer.
However, its history is replete with events not always favourable. The original temple stood at this place in the 4th century. The importance of the church grew when here moved the sarcophagus with the remains of the Bishop of Trier Paulin (it is now stored in a three-aisled crypt under the church). Then around it here formed a monastery. It burned several times, it was devastated by the Normans, destroyed by the French, about adjacent second church and covered gallery nearby remained only memories. From three-aisled church after another restoration it turned into basilica with one nave, bell tower and the dome on it, which we now see, and obtained its present size – about 50 metres in length, – shape and outlines. The side altars (very cute, by the way - especially on the right) and the cathedra were intended earlier for another monastery in one of the neighboring towns.
Inside you can see particularly impressive luxurious plafond painting. In the main altar room between the pillars stands a statue of virgin Mary surrounded by saints, one of which is just Paulin.
Written January 17, 2017
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Giovanni G
14 contributions
The History of the Catholic Trier
May 2016 • Business
The History of the Catholic Trier is inside the frescos od St. Paulin-Kirche. Here you'll find the most conservative tradition keeper of the ancient city in Germany
Written November 15, 2016
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