Saalkirche, today a Protestant church, was constructed on a cross‐shaped floor in the 10th century as a further sacral building in the Ingelheim Pfalz. Thus the imperial palace reached its closed U‐shaped form, which had already been foreseen in the Carolingian building concept. In the following centuries the church was constantly remodelled, mainly in the 12th century. Integrated into a monastery in 1345, the church overcame the resettlement of the former Pfalz area, the so‐called ‘Ingelheimer Saal’ to which the name of the church refers. Given up in course of Reformation the building became dilapidated. In 1965 its reconstruction was completed. A small exhibition on the Ottonian period of the Pfalz was opened inside in 2004.



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Founded: 10th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: East Francia (Germany)

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Klaus Schwarz (2 years ago)
Gut, aber Voll an dem Heiligen Abend. Super Predigt von der Pfarrerin. Gerne wieder
Robert Reinehr (2 years ago)
Schön aufbereitete historische Ort
Klaus Schroeter (3 years ago)
Ursprünglich stand hier eine Kapelle in der im 8. Jahrhundert errichteten Kaiserpfalz. Das heutige Kirchengebäude stammt zum Teil aus der Mitte des 10. Jahrhunderts, der Kirchturm wurde erst 1861 erbaut. Trotzdem sieht alles sehr historisch aus. Innen ist die Kirche sehr schlicht, aber schön. Zwei große Orgeln werden regelmäßig für Konzerte genutzt. Die sind eine günstige Gelegenheit, die Kirche von innen zu besichtigen, da sie ansonsten meistens verschlossen ist.
Marianne Scheuermann (3 years ago)
Historisches Gebäude! 2 tolle Orgeln!
Jonas (5 years ago)
Die Saalkirche hat eine sehr schöne große Orgel. Deshalb kann ich ein Orgelkonzert nur empfehlen.
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