Basilica St. Johann

Saarbrücken, Germany

The Basilica St. Johann was erected by Stengel between 1754 and 1758. It has been painstakingly renovated and is now a perfect example of 18th century Baroque beauty: the pope even granted the church the title “Basilica Minor”. Not to be missed are the bronze portal and the entrance area, which were designed by the Saarbrücken artist Ernst Alt.

The church organ is particularly striking. It consists of three individual parts, the main organ and the two choir organs. They can by played individually or together. The St. Johann Basilica organ is hence composed of 60 sounding stops and a total of 4,312 pipes. This remarkable and multifaceted instrument is exceptional in both its construction and its tone spectrum and is renowned far beyond Saarbrücken and the Saarland.

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Founded: 1754-1758
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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www.saarbruecken.de

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Ikushi Wang (4 months ago)
Better than what I thought
A Zine (5 months ago)
Lovely Church to stop and pray. Baroque my heart for a bit.
Gelyn Rose (8 months ago)
Another beautiful place to visit in Germany, love the style they preserved it a lot and shiw the holiness of the church.
Anibal Dos Ramos (2 years ago)
Worth to visit !
David Gray (3 years ago)
Nice, but probably doesn't deserve the one star Michelin gives it.
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