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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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  • Sitting next door to the cathedral it's a very austere church in comparison but a good look at a church as they were perhaps meant to be without all the grandeur and splendour.  more »
  • This small church is right next to the Dome and is easy to stop in. It is very small, but one of the oldest in Europe so worth the quick visit.  more »
  • From outside, this church may look like old and ordinary but when you go inside, you realise what a secret jewel it is. It dates from the Carolingian ages, so its decoration is simple but quite breath...  more »
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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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