Stuttgart Cathedral

Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart Cathedral or St Eberhard's Cathedral has been since 1978 the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, whose main cathedral is Rottenburg Cathedral. The parish dates back to the Medieval era while the current building was completed in 1955, eleven years after it was mostly destroyed by Allied air raids in 1944.

Liudolf erected a small church around 950 and remnants of the old collegiate church were discovered under the nave of the current Cathedral. The fortunes of the Cathedral has largely been determined by the religion of the House of Württemberg, who ruled the area which comprises the present-day state Baden-Württemberg, of which Stuttgart is the capital.

In 1808, the foundation stone for the new Catholic church was laid with little fanfare. It was completed in 1811. The rectory and most of the church, along with many important buildings in the city, were destroyed during the bombing of Stuttgart in World War II in 1944.

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Founded: 1955
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Cold War and Separation (Germany)

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Gabby Mariano (13 months ago)
Right at the heart of busy Königstraße, near Schlossplatz and the Hauptbahnhof. You may unknowingly not notice this church since it is squeezed right in a busy shopping district.
rummzeis (2 years ago)
A modern building that shows churches don't need tons of pretensious golden decorations to impress.
Samuel Bassaly (4 years ago)
A beautiful church with very interesting architecture. Very quiet, and spiritual. Passing by and praying whenever I am königstrasse, is one my favorite things.
Paul O'Connor (5 years ago)
A very modern and very beautiful church. Right in the middle of Stuttgart. I often come here when I come to Stuttgart. It's a pitty I haven't been to a mass here yet. But next time.
jerome john (5 years ago)
The Chatholic church is located at the heart of the city. Very peaceful and pious place.
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