St. James' Church

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

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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Tomas Margetak (2 years ago)
Emilian Kavalski (3 years ago)
A beautiful church
Antonia Schort (3 years ago)
Very nice old church with a history. Unfortunately burned out and rebuilt. The old, still preserved west towers are worth seeing.
AllWays Top (3 years ago)
The St. Jakobus church is located on the market square in Rüdesheim and is probably a particularly popular photo motif for the Christmas market. The church dates from the 14th or early 15th century, but parts are probably from the 11th century. It was donated by knight Johann Brömser. Other buildings in the city are reminiscent of him. B. the Brömserburg. It was almost completely destroyed in 1944 and is now open to visitors.
Mikhael Sazonov (4 years ago)
Beautiful church. Free entry. An organ was playing inside. Awesome. It is located next to the shopping central square, where entertainment and food.
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