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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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  • This is one of the most revered temples of Trier – despite the fact that from there to the Hauptmarkt Platz are almost 3 kilometers. It is where Kaiserstrasse is coming close to the railroad. Inside t...  more »
  • Very interesting Church, Nice. Here is how to claim, the Apostle Matthias buried, if even this is not entirely proven. Anyway, the tomb is revered and is it worth it to go there themselves, just outside the city centre
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  • The Basilica of Matthias in Trier belongs to the top - sightseeing - addresses of the city. Here in this Basilica, in the South of the city, the Apostle Matthias is buried. In addition, the Basilica is simply beautiful to visit. Take some time, it will pay off. Your Leckermäulchen
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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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