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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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  • August 11, 2017
    Fulda's actual main attraction is the Church of Saint Michael. Since it is somewhat secluded and almost humble on the hill above the Cathedral square. At their core, the Rotunda, this building was built by 820-822 and thus one of the oldest religious buildings of in Germany; built in the Carolingian style. Only the Imperial Cathedral in Aachen is older. In the crypt, you can feel the history immediately. Each level is slightly lower in the middle ages back. Original you can not experience the roots of German culture and impressive, also the mysticism of medieval architecture and symbolism can be experienced. This church would be a restaurant, the Michelin would received three stars and write, that alone is worth a trip to Fulda.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Fulda Michaels Church is one of the oldest churches in Germany, it is always nice to watch at the same time the house chapel of the Bishop of Fulda, and also. In this church Archbishop doctor doctor Johannes Dyba and other bishops were laid out after her death to make farewell
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  • August 9, 2017
    Here you immerse yourself in a House that is very old, it is the 2nd oldest church of in Germany, go into the catacombs and experience how small are the interiors. This church is situated on the DOM in Fulda.
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  • A small Church that is quite old. If you do go I suggest you check out the crypt.
  • 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.
  • Interesting building with two different towers. Due to the massive construction the Church reminded me more of a castle.
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  • A beautiful place that invites you to linger.
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  • 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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