St. Mathias Church, Trier

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St. Matthias' Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.The abbey church, a Romanesque basilica, is a renowned place of pilgrimage because of the tomb of Saint Matthias the Apostle, after whom the abbey is named, located here since the 12th century, and the only burial of an apostle in Germany and north of the Alps. The abbey was originally named after Saint Eucharius, first Bishop of Trier, whose tomb is in the crypt. The church has been given the status of a basilica minor.HistoryFirst foundationMonks have lived in the present St. Matthias' Abbey since late antiquity. The monastery adopted the Rule of St. Benedict in about 977.Since the 10th century the bones of the founders of the Archbishopric of Trier, bishops Eucharius and Valerius, have been preserved here.The bones of the Apostle Matthias were supposedly sent to Trier on the authority of the Empress Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine I, but the relics were only discovered in 1127 during demolition work on the predecessor of the present church buildings, since which time the abbey has been a major centre of pilgrimage.
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  • When I join my place of accommodation in Trier, I walk past this very large imposing Abbey.
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  • We didn't go in but standing in the front precinct it was certainly impressive. An unusual though minor touch was to the right of the right side entrance into the perimeter wall from the riverfront ar...  more »
  • Matthias monastery - is the crypt are the bones of the Apostle Matthias - a long stretch outside the city centre and is therefore very much quieter and less crowded than the DOM or the Basilica of Constantine. That makes the visit much more peaceful and you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the place. In addition to the previous buildings and the Church said crypt there is a beautiful cemetery, as well as two wells next door. Special curiosity is the medieval "peephole" in addition to the main gate.
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  • Beautiful Basilica with the only Apostle Tomb North of the Alps. Unfortunately, this important church with many tourists comes too short, because it is located just outside the Centre. There was not much going on during my visit. Particularly impressive is the crypt with tombs is enlarged back to their original length.
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  • Superb with a place before putting forward its architecture
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  • Every year around Ascension we go on a pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle and are always warmly received! The Abbey and at all trier is wonderful!
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  • This is good
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  • Great place, great people.
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Trier offers a small selection of places to stay within the city. A youth hostel and a camper parking equipped with showers and toilet but no power caters to the budget travelers visiting the city. For more comfort, look for hotels in the Olewig area or Porta Nigra. Several four-star hotels provide even more luxury at relatively affortable price.
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