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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. Michael's Church by using our Fulda itinerary planner.
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Ich habe dieses Gebäude nur von außen gesehen. Es liegt direkt neben dem Dom in Fulda. Ich fand es jetzt künstlerisch nicht besonders schön denn es ist eher schlicht gehalten mehr kann ich dazu eigent... more »I've seen this building only from the outside. It is located right next to the DOM in Fulda. I found it not particularly artistically beautiful because it is kept rather simple more I can not say actually taken with as well if you want to actually visit the beautiful Cathedral from inside or outside.View original
Eine der ältesten romanischen Kirchen in Deutschland! Die Michaelskirche wirkt besonders im Kontrast zum gegenüberliegenden barocken Dom und dem Dom-Platz. more »One of the oldest Romanesque churches in Germany! The St. Michael's Church is particularly in contrast to the opposite Baroque Cathedral and Piazza Duomo.View original
Malheureusement nous n' avons pu visiter l' intèrieur de l' église romane. L'extérieur à lui seul mérite le déplacement.! more »Unfortunately we were able to visit the Interior of the Romanesque church. Outside alone worth the trip.!View original
Michael A. Brown
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.
Irene KähmAlso 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.View original
Hans WeitkowitzThe 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.View original
S&J FundingOne of those rare round churches. Despite many Add-ons are still recognizable in the original shape.View original
Ulrich WockenfussWith the eternal fire. Germany's second oldest church.View original
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