St. Lawrence's Church

Dikrech, Luxembourg

The 'Old Church' of Diekirch with its two naves in Gothic style, dates back to 1467. In the Merovingian period (6th and 7th centuries), a pre-Romanesque church was built in the place of a Gallo-Roman sanctuary, certain parts of whose walls are still visible today. In the 11th century, this building was replaced by a Romanesque church, whose tour has been kept (12th century). Inside, the church has fine frescoes dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1960, a cemetery, probably from the Merovingian period, was discovered underneath the church.

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Willi Etges (2 years ago)
Sehr schöne, im Herzen des Weinortes gelegene katholische Kirche, die im Inneren mit sehr vielen kleinen und großen, sowie liebevoll gepflegten Details aufwartet. - Unbedingt einen Besuch wert.
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