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Basilica of St. Castor, Koblenz

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The Basilica of St. Castor (German: Basilika St. Kastor or Kastorkirche) is the oldest church in Koblenz in the German state of Rhineland Palatinate. It is located near Deutsches Eck at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. A fountain called Kastorbrunnen ("Castor well") was built in front of the basilica during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. Pope John Paul II raised St. Castor to a basilica minor on 30 July 1991. This church is worth seeing for the historical events that have occurred in it, its extensive Romanesque construction and its largely traditional furnishings.

Since 2002, the Basilica of St. Castor has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. In addition, it is a cultural property protected under the Hague Convention.
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  • Really enjoyed it here... The church itself is very handsome, but the grounds, the planting and the old city walls, make it a lovely place to sit and have lunch or a drink. 
    Really enjoyed it here... The church itself is very handsome, but the grounds, the planting and the old city walls, make it a lovely place to sit and have lunch or a drink.  more »
  • We just happened upon this church while walking to Deutsches Eck. Outside, along the backside of the church, is information text in German and English regarding the history of the site and church. 
    We just happened upon this church while walking to Deutsches Eck. Outside, along the backside of the church, is information text in German and English regarding the history of the site and church.  more »
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  • The oldest standing church in Koblenz located very near to Deutsches Eck. So it is easy to get there and it is worth a visit. Peaceful and beautiful.
  • Came with a UK choir to sing Messiah the lovely audience gave us a standing ovation. Fantastic 5sec echo! Ate our tea in the beautiful garden with it's long tranquil meditative pool, so peaceful.

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