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St. Michael's Church, Fulda
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St. Michael's Church, in Fulda, Hesse, is considered to be the oldest Holy Sepulchre church in Germany, built in the Carolingian architectural style (Pre-Romanesque) on behalf of abbot Eigil in the years (820 - 822). It served as a burial chapel to Fulda monastery founded in 744, which was one of the prominent cultural centres of the early Middle Ages. St. Michael stands in the neighbourhood of Fulda cathedral, and the architect was probably the monk Racholf (d. 824). The rotunda and crypt remain preserved from this time. In the 10th and 11th century, the church was extended from the rotunda, and a west tower was built. In 1618 the roof over the rotunda was rebuilt with a conical roof, and in 1715 - 1716 a chapel was added to the north side. Wall paintings in the interior date from the 11th century.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Crypt of St. Michael's church built around the year 820 in the Carolingian style. Wonderful outdoor view in stark contrast to the adjacent Fulda Cathedral. Inside very atmospheric, moving and mysterious.
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  • the small church is located next to the Dom in Fulda and is really worth a visit, it looks great, the old walls are fully intact. Beautiful and special place for your self ammenities in a busy city
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  • Very beautiful and structurally simple held church, older than the Cathedral. Unfortunately, just worship and thus an inspection of the Interior was not possible at the time of my visit.
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  • Beautiful church, sadly no photos allowed inside. It's not that often you see a church in the round, so it was a good place to explore for a bit.
  • Also worth seeing is one of the oldest churches of in Germany, formerly a Rundkirchr, the crypt, the entire Church rests on a column. This is symbolic to see the Church rests such as here on the pillar to Christ; Also beautiful old frescoes, medieval tombstones, man can look like, it's worth. The garden of the Bishop next door is closed to the public.
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  • The second oldest church in Germany, very interesting, because it is built quite differently than more modern churches. Front of the information sat an elderly gentleman, who knew so much and also details has pointed out, that you would otherwise miss.
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  • One of those rare round churches. Despite many Add-ons are still recognizable in the original shape.
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  • With the eternal fire. Germany's second oldest church.
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