The oldest part of the St. James parish church is the tower chapel (10th century) with two compact columns and cube-shaped capitals (Chapel of Grace today). The church was erected in the 12th century as the result of a vow made by Engelhard Brömser who had promised to build a church if he returned home safely from his captivity by the Moors. The Gothic hall church from the 14th/15th century is also a gift from the Brömser family. It was completely renovated in 1719. In 1766 a 'pigtail helmet' (onion tower) was added to the Romanesque church tower and a Baroque high altar was installed. An ambitious expansion of the parish church was carried out in 1913-1914. On 25 November 1944, the church was almost completely destroyed during a heavy bomb attack. Immediately after World War II, work began to rebuild the church as a hall church incorporating the preserved old parts. St. James' Church was consecrated in 1955.

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

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Özcan Dalgic (3 years ago)
Schöne historische Kirsche
Siggi B (3 years ago)
Schöne Kirche im Zentrum von Rüdesheim.
Wolf de Wulf de Wulf (3 years ago)
Schöne Kirche mit großem Platz vorm Eingang, schöner Innenraum und Altar.
Silvia Landerer (3 years ago)
Schöne Kirche mit einer angenehmen ruhigen Stimmung. Ein schöner Ort um etwas zur Ruhe zu kommen und Besinnung zu haben bevor man wieder die Gassen der Altstadt mit den vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten und den vielen Touristen.
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