St. Michael's Church

Fulda, Germany

St. Michael's Church in Fulda is considered to be the oldest Holy Sepulchre church in Germany, built in the Carolingian architectural style (Pre-Romanesque) by the abbot Eigil in the years 820-822. It served as a burial chapel to Fulda monastery founded in 744, which was one of the prominent cultural centres of the early Middle Ages. St. Michael stands in the neighbourhood of Fulda cathedral, and the architect was probably the monk Racholf (d. 824).

The rotunda and crypt remain preserved from this time. In the 10th and 11th century, the church was extended from the rotunda, and a west tower was built. In 1618 the roof over the rotunda was rebuilt with a conical roof, and in 1715-1716 a chapel was added to the north side. Wall paintings in the interior date from the 11th century.

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Michaelsberg 1, Fulda, Germany
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Founded: 820-822 AD
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)

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Flor Garcia (2 years ago)
Very interesting church from the 800’s Carolingian style architecture. Mass Sundays at 7 o’clock
Justin Bunch (3 years ago)
As one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Germany, the Church of St. Michael is a beautiful example of 11th century architecture. The church rotunda is already fairly unique, based one the holy sepulcher in Jerusalem, as is the cathedral in Aachen. The capitals and frescos point to its medieval past. Make sure to visit the crypt which dates to 820, one of the oldest pieces of architecture in Germany.
Stan Smith (4 years ago)
I'd seen the outside many times before, but recently was able to see it inside ... how unique!!! I loved it!!!
THat Guy (4 years ago)
A small Church that is quite old. If you do go I suggest you check out the crypt.
Michael A. Brown (5 years ago)
Beautiful church, sadly no photos allowed inside. It's not that often you see a church in the round, so it was a good place to explore for a bit.
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