Ratzeburg Cathedral

Ratzeburg, Germany

The Cathedral of Ratzeburg, one of the oldest brick churches of Northern Germany, is a basilica with three naves. Its arches are supported by pillars and it is built in the form of a cross with a choir quadrangle and a halfround apse. The last restoration (completed in 1966) returned the cathedral to its late Romanesque conception, so you can discover most of the unity and integrity of its original design.

The cathedral was founded in 1154, when Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, and Hartwich I, Archbishop of Hamburg, refounded the episcopal seat of Ratzeburg, and Evermodus became its first bishop. The cathedral was restored, and additions were made to it in the 15th century.

The Cloister, on the north side of the Cathedral, was begun shortly after the completion of the Cathedral (ca. 1220). The cloistered courtyard is open for the public.

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Founded: 1154
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Wilfried Osdowski (2 years ago)
Leider nicht besuchen können. NEBEL. Werde ich bald nachholen. War zur Reha in Ratzeburg
Wilma Toksoy (2 years ago)
Die ganze Dominsel ist ein absolutes Highlight. Eine unbeschreibliche, ergreifende Akustik im Dom. Lecker Kuchen im anliegenden Café
David A (3 years ago)
fine cathedral in brick
king boateng (3 years ago)
It is a beautiful Protestant church with so many historical background.
Rosa Rodriguez (4 years ago)
A beautiful church with a real pretty cloister. Worth a visit!
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