Construction of the Villingen Münster first began in 1120. The late Romanesque church was rebuilt in around 1220. Heinrich von Fürstenberg chose the church as his burial site. In 1530, the dedication of the church was changed from John the Baptist to Mary and was consequently renamed 'Church of our Lady'.

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Founded: 1120
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Alföldi Sándor (20 months ago)
Szép...mint minden ápolt templom.
Dirk Passenheim (20 months ago)
Historisch wertvoll. Immer mal wieder sehenswert.
Kwanghyun La (21 months ago)
성곽으로 둘러 싸여 있는 곳에 특이한 문양이 새겨져 있는 철문과 뭇근의 미 인지는 모르지만 특이한 조형물이 있는 외관과.. 이와 달리 안으로 들어가면 차분하면서도 엄숙한 분위기에 화려함이 있는 곳이다
Dirk Hertfelder (2 years ago)
Sehr schöner und stimmungsvoller Weihnachtsmarkt rund um das Münster. Zusammen ein toller Anblick, vor allem wenn es dunkel ist.
Carlo Pietrasanta (2 years ago)
I was here just before a wedding, the atmosphere was great. The orchestra was training and people inside the church were all entranced by their music. Very exciting.
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