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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Unfortunately we were able to visit the Interior of the Romanesque church. Outside alone worth the trip.!
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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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