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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  • St. Matthias' Abbey is Trier’s Benedictine monastery, a Romanesque basilica, a renowned place of pilgrimage because of the tomb of Saint Matthias the Apostle, after whom the abbey is named, located he...  more »
  • We were amazed that in this church at all, no tourists were though is here but the only Apostle Tomb North of the Alps. It's just awesome to be in such a place. At the entrance, you can read many explanations regarding the Church, which is very informative. Worth a visit.
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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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  • The Benedictine Abbey St. Matthias is a well-kept Abbey, a 20-minute walk from the historical town centre of Trier. It seems would here the tomb of the Apostle Matthias. Only some parts of the Abbey are open to the public, including an information centre, the cemetery and the Basilica. Despite the historical value of the complex, the complex is not known to the many tourists. You will therefore relatively few tourists in this place.
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  • The widely travelled Apostle Matthias probably died in Ethiopia. His relics were introduced in the 4th century by a Bishop as a gift to Empress Helena to Trier. There is the grave of the Apostle here since 1127.
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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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