Basilica of St. Severin

Cologne, Germany

The Basilica of St. Severin is one of the twelve Romanesque churches of Cologne. St. Severin was established in the late 4th century as a memorial chapel and extended several times. The oldest parts of today's building date back to the 10th century. 

The church has been extended and enlarged several times. On the passable archaeological dig area under the church in the midst of a Roman graveyard the foundation remains of the original building can be viewed.

St. Severin still owns rich furnishing: the murals in the crypta, the choral equipment with a part of the medieval floor, the original choir seating and the high altar, behind which the Shrine to the Holy Severin is shown, so that the believers could walk under it.

The forked crucifix from the 14th century and the late Gothic glass paintings in the long nave are also remarkable. The external impression is primarily Gothic as only the choir chancel remained Romanesque.

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Founded: 10th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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Neila Orci (19 months ago)
Historischer Ort
최구환 (19 months ago)
아름다운 교회입니다. 밖의 시계가 멋진 곳이지요.
H St (19 months ago)
Windig,ein. Bischen Regen aber Stimmung ist super
David Dressel (20 months ago)
Wunderschöne Kirche, die man gesehen haben sollte. Auch einen Besuch wert, wenn man etwas weiter weg ist. Der Weg lohnt sich . zudem befindet sich die Kirche direkt in der Südstadt, einem Viertel indem man viel unternehmen kann.
Julio Gutierrez (21 months ago)
Bonita iglesia de la calle Severinstr de la ciudad de Colonia. Muchas cosas que ver con bonita decoración de Navidad.
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