Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

Bergheim, France

Notre-Dame de l′Assomption (Our Lady of the Assumption) is a Catholic parish church in the small town of Bergheim. The current church building was preceded by an earlier one, already dedicated to Mary, recorded in the year 705 and visited by Bernard of Clairvaux in 1146, while on his way from Basel to Worms to rally for the Second Crusade. That previous church was destroyed in 1287 during the great fire of Bergheim, which was started by the troops of Rudolf I of Germany. The current Bergheim church was built from 1320 to 1347 and largely modified from 1718 to 1725, which accounts for the fact that it presents features both of Gothic architecture and of Neoclassical architecture.

The church is remarkable for its Gothic frescoes (both on the outside and the inside), which had been concealed in the 18th-century and rediscovered in 1959. A pair of Gothic statues from around 1460 are thought to be from the workshop of Nikolaus Gerhaert.

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Founded: 1320-1347
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Dr. E. H. (8 months ago)
Worth seeing, very beautiful colorful stained glass windows and high altar, worth a visit, outside medieval garden around the church
Loïc D (9 months ago)
A bit dark but sympathetically pleasant.
Boris “Bo” Dudak (2 years ago)
A very beautiful and old church. As I understand it correctly, the church dates back to the 13th century. Today's church (13th century) was built over an older Christian church. 7th century chapel built. If you are in Bergheim or driving past Bergheim, you should visit the church.
Enrique Oltra (5 years ago)
Beautiful church in the area that is worth visiting!
Laura Fiandrotti (5 years ago)
Church with a high bell tower that stands out over the town. Built in the 14th century on a previous building, it preserves a beautiful bas-relief on the main portal
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