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“Carried on and off the Hill again” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stift Haug

Stift Haug
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Carried on and off the Hill again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Haug Monastery was "Mother" of the parishes St Gertraud, St Joseph and St Barbara in Würzburg. The unprotected monastery, located out of the city, was fragile in difficult times, often looted and damaged in the thirty years war. Swedish soldiers started demolition of the Church. The restored Church was consecrated in 1637. The Romanesque collegiate church with its buildings and the parish church were just completed or it was ill located for the newly planned Würzburg reinforcements. In 1657 the whole complex was demolished and carried off the Hill again. 1670 – 1691 The new Baroque church, the current Hauger parish church was built. The collegiate church is considered to be the first major Church in the Baroque period in Franconia and is the most important work of the Architect Antonio Petrini. It has a stately double-Tower façade and a mighty dome. 1803 Secularisation, all Würzburg monasteries, including Haug, were abrogated by the Bavarian State with seizure of their possessions. Also the monastery church was transformed into State ownership, but has been maintained as a parish church. The rich interior burned out in 1945, however, it is still impressive. Above the new choir altar a gigantic Crusifixion painting by Jacobo Tintoretto from 1583.

Visited August 2011
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