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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Carl Cencig (9 months ago)
Simple and very humble dark-ages era church in Fulda. Really humbling to visit . The basement is preserved and has existed for a millennium untouched by wars. Really an important 15 minute must-see!
Alexander Perel (2 years ago)
Unique ancient church, well restored and maintained. Small but really a must visit in Fulda
I R (5 years ago)
Romantic.
Flor Garcia (5 years ago)
Very interesting church from the 800’s Carolingian style architecture. Mass Sundays at 7 o’clock
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