Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, Trier

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The oldest Gothic church in Germany, Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, along with Trier's cathedral and Roman monuments, is a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site. Built in the 13th century, the church is notable for its atypical cruciform floor plan as a round church resembling a 12-petal rose. In the 12 supporting columns, you'll find paintings of the 12 apostles, as well as the 12 articles of the Apostle's Creed. Due to damage during World War II, the church has been painstakingly restored with modern stained-glass windows that flood the vast hall with light and color on a sunny day. Use our Trier tour planner to add Liebfrauenkirche, Trier and other attractions to your Trier vacation plans.
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  • Amazing architecture. Free entrance (not accessible during church rites). Amazing inside. The ceiling is covered by wonderful and delicate paintings, the windows are so colorful. Advised. 
    Amazing architecture. Free entrance (not accessible during church rites). Amazing inside. The ceiling is covered by wonderful and delicate paintings, the windows are so colorful. Advised.  more »
  • Went to have a look at this church after a dismal experince on the rundfahrt cruise.. this church is a must see.. 
    Went to have a look at this church after a dismal experince on the rundfahrt cruise.. this church is a must see..  more »
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  • Dom and this church makes use understand what it meant to live in Trier during ancient times. The church itself is magnificent. The lighting inside of the church is wonderful. It is a must visit for anyone who visits Trier. This is a must go place after the Roman monuments.
  • Absolute masterpiece! And the colors! Wow! Did not have high expectations as the church looked like any other church in Germany, but what I saw inside took my breath away! It was probably the most impressive and colorful church I have visited. The light coming through the colored stained glass windows felt almost magical, something surreal and left a wonderful impression on me. Definitely worth visiting on a sunny day! I did enjoy the layout, or I should say floor plan, as it has a rounded base and with the portal and altar niches built in, the floor plan resembles a rose, a symbol of the Virgin Mary. It is a compact church, absolutely perfect for ceremonies for weddings (I would love to attend one here), yet magnificent and massive in size, especially looking up at the tall vaulted ceiling. Worth noticing are also the frescoes on the columns, on each of them depicting 12 apostles. The church is free to enter and it's worth visiting the open cloister and the Saint Peter's Cathedral next door. Visited in July 2022.

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