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Collegiate Church

Historical site · Palatinate
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    Photo: Stadt Kaiserslautern
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    Photo: Evangelische Kirchengemeinde

Full of history and noteworthy. Even without being an art or church historian, if you look at the Kaiserslautern Collegiate Church you see that it is something special - above all its "picturesque side" from the Marktstraße with the "Schönen Brunnen" (Fountain) in front of it is impressive (it was first mentioned in 1571). In fact it is considered to be the most important late gothic hall church in southwest Germany and is in addition the birthplace of the "Palatine Union" because here the Lutherans and the Reformers in the Palatine joined forces in 1818. The historical roots of the Collegiate Church lead back to (and how could it be different in Kaiserslautern) Barbarossa who had a monastery built in this place. After this praemonstratensian monastery was closed in 1511, there was a secular monastery which only existed until 1565, but which continues to exist until today in name. The Collegiate Church was built on the walls of a previous building. With the choir, the oldest construction section was completed at the end of the 13th century whereas the nave - a high gothic hall construction with narrow side vessels - was not built until the beginning of the 14th century. A constructional feature are the two-story windows. A marble monument from Professor Knoll in the entry hall of the main entrance reminds of the politically important joining to the "United Protestant Evangelical Christian Church". It shows among others Johannes Calvin, Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchton, Ulrich Zwingli, Ulrich von Hutten and Franz von Sickingen. The carillon chimes daily at 09:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. On sundays, public holidays and on marriage ceremonies the play is cancelled at the times of 09:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Full of history and noteworthy. Even without being an art or church historian, if you look at the Kaiserslautern Collegiate Church you see that it is something special - above all its "picturesque side" from the Marktstraße with the "Schönen Brunnen" (Fountain) in front of it is impressive (it was first mentioned in 1571). In fact it is considered to be the most important late gothic hall church in southwest Germany and is in addition the birthplace of the "Palatine Union" because here the Lutherans and the Reformers in the Palatine joined forces in 1818. The historical roots of the Collegiate Church lead back to (and how could it be different in Kaiserslautern) Barbarossa who had a monastery built in this place. After this praemonstratensian monastery was closed in 1511, there was a secular monastery which only existed until 1565, but which continues to exist until today in name. The Collegiate Church was built on the walls of a previous building. With the choir, the oldest construction section was completed at the end of the 13th century whereas the nave - a high gothic hall construction with narrow side vessels - was not built until the beginning of the 14th century. A constructional feature are the two-story windows. A marble monument from Professor Knoll in the entry hall of the main entrance reminds of the politically important joining to the "United Protestant Evangelical Christian Church". It shows among others Johannes Calvin, Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchton, Ulrich Zwingli, Ulrich von Hutten and Franz von Sickingen. The carillon chimes daily at 09:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. On sundays, public holidays and on marriage ceremonies the play is cancelled at the times of 09:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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In der Regel täglich geöffnet Auch gerne nach Vereinbarung: 0631 3625060 oder 63174 Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir kurzfristig aus organisatorischen Gründen (Konzertvorbereitungen, Baumaßnahmen etc.) die Kirche nicht für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machen können.

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
36.1 km
2:29 h
120 m
199 m
VIA REGIA  ›
2571.8 km
39:34 h
7188 m
7300 m
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Collegiate Church

Stiftsstraße 2 
67655 Kaiserslautern
Phone (0049) 631 3625060 Fax (0049) 631 65964

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Lauter Cycle Route

August 27, 2012
easy open
36.1 km
2:29 h
120 m
199 m
by Dorothee Mueller / Juergen Wachowski,   Pfalz Touristik e.V.
September 12, 2016
easy
59.7 km
4:01 h
157 m
153 m
by Thomas Martin Jutzy,   Pfälzerwald-Verein e.V.
Car tour/Tourist roads

VIA REGIA

July 05, 2018
2571.8 km
39:34 h
7188 m
7300 m
by FERIENSTRASSEN.INFO,   FERIENSTRASSEN.INFO
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