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Bonn - Munster

The Minter in Bonn. Known locally as one of the oldest churches in germany, although only a small portion of the building dates back to the original 11th century construction (notably the crypt, the westwork and part of the east choir).

 

The rest of the church was constructed and/or altered from the 11th to the 13th centuries, with subsequent extensive repairs after it was damaged during wars in the 16th and 17th century. It was extensively estored in the 19th century, which meant that the interior was altered to resemble what the restorers thought it ought to have looked like all along (and not what actually what it did originally look like). The result is that the interior of the church is rather uninteresting, lacking atmosphere and looking decidedly neo-romanesque, apart from some baroque furniture as the altar and the pulpit. The exterior however, is still very impressive.

 

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Uploaded on October 6, 2014