St. Florin' s Church

Koblenz, Germany

St. Florin' s Church is a triple-naved Romanesque pillared basilica (founded in the 12th century) with Gothic chancel (1350) on Roman tower. The original flat timber ceiling was renewed in 1708, and the squat towers were replaced in 1900 by pointed ones. Nearby is the city's oldest dwelling house.

Opposite, where the vicarage belonging to the Church of our Beloved Lady now stands, is the site where the central section of the Franconian royal court originally stood in the 6th century.



Your name

Website (optional)


Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

More Information


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Henk van Doorn (2 years ago)
Mooie kerk. Bezoek waard.
Peter Beller (2 years ago)
Schöne alte Kirche. Das Adventskonzert ist hervorragend
Petra Peheye (2 years ago)
Sehr schöne Kirche direkt im Zentrum.
Andreas Godau (2 years ago)
Eine sehr alte, sehr schlichte Kirche mit sehenswerten Details. Die lange und große Geschichte dieses Ortes ist ohne kundige Anleitung nur schwer greifbar, so dass die Aussage, dass diese Kirche eines der schönsten, besten Beispiele für mittelalterliche Kirchen in der Region nicht leicht greifbar ist. Dennoch ein lichter, klarer, strenger Ort, der Stille und Gelegenheit zum In-Sich-Gehen bietet.
Mostafa AbdelFattah (3 years ago)
Simple, serene and beautiful
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the largest Roman triumphal arch. The arch spans the Via triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.

Though dedicated to Constantine, much of the decorative material incorporated earlier work from the time of the emperors Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138) and Marcus Aurelius (161-180), and is thus a collage. The last of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, it is also the only one to make extensive use of spolia, reusing several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch.

The arch is 21 m high, 25.9 m wide and 7.4 m deep. Above the archways is placed the attic, composed of brickwork reveted (faced) with marble. A staircase within the arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, on the west side, facing the Palatine Hill. The general design with a main part structured by detached columns and an attic with the main inscription above is modelled after the example of the Arch of Septimius Severus on the Roman Forum.