Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens

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  • Address: Dixstraße 41, 53225 Bonn, Germany
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-228461609
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Doppelkirche St. Maria und St. Clemens is one of the most important double Romanesque churchesin Germany. The Bonn church is a 12th century monument with high sentimental value for the locals owing to the connection with the Benedictine nunnery of Schwarzrheindorf.It is inspired by the designs of Charlemagne's Palatine Chapel at Aachen Cathedral and Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Major highlights:

  • The grave of Arnold von Wied
  • The Heavenly Jerusalem Spring room
  • Dwarf gallery
  • Nun’s choir
  • Christ in Majesty (Majestas Domini)
  • Mural paintings
  • Osterrieder Crib
  • Madonna Figure

Famous for its 12th century frescos, the DoppelkircheSchwarzrheindorf is located on a slopping terrace plot close to Rhine. The Upper church is dedicated to Virgin Mary- Mother of God while the lower church is ordained as Holy Clemens dedicated to Pope Clement I.It was commissioned in 1151 by Arnold II Von Wied as a private chapel and later turned into a monastery under the orders of his sister- Hadwig. The present site was excavated in the 19th century and restored in 1863. 

Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Travel Tips

  • It figures in local maps as the Double Church of St. Mary and St. Clement.
  • Maintain silence and switch off your cell phones ones inside the church.
  • Use of camera inside the alley is prohibited.
  • Wear slippers/ sandals as you may have to remove them to access some parts of the church.
  • Always use the rails while taking a flight of stairs to upper levels.
  • Some areas are restricted to only selected population as per papal regulations.

How to Reach Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens

  • Train: Bonn Central
  • Bus No: SB60, Bus stop: Bonn's central bus station near the Hauptbahnhof.

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  • Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Address: Dixstraße 41, 53225 Bonn, Germany
  • Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Contact Number: +49-228461609
  • Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Timing: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 28.55% of people who visit Bonn include Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens in their plan

  • 29.41% of people start their Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens

People normally club together MunsterBasilika St. Martin and Frauenmuseum while planning their visit to Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Doppelkirche St. Maria Und St. Clemens Reviews & Ratings

  • A little gem from the 12th century. Visit if you are around!

  • Very unique Romanesque church. It consists of an upper and lower church literally on top of each other. The upper church is only open for visits on weekends.

  • Interesting place to visit.Restorations in progress, so outside of the church is covered at the moment...

  • Definitely worth visiting. Church from the 12th century. It is a double church, two floors, the upper one dedicated to Mary (Madonna) and the lower one to Pope Clement. Double churches are often related to different christian denominations using the same building (like Catholic/Lutheran double churches), but this seems not to be the case for this one. As I read, it is not yet clear how the two different floors were used.

  • The Doppelkirche (Double Church) of St. Mary and St. Clement is a Romanesque church in Schwarzrheindorf, an eastern suburb of Bonn. Completed in 1151, the church has two levels and medieval wall paintings of saints and apocalyptic scenes. The Double Church of Schwarzrheindorf has an attractive exterior plastered in white and decorated with pink and yellow paint. The paint job dates from a restoration of 1973 and provides a good sense of what many now-bare churches looked like in medieval times. Inside, it has two levels: a lower church for the local community and an upper church for the lords of the castle and later the nuns. The two share the same plan: an apse with altar in the east end; small north and south transepts or apses; and a straight extension to the west for seating and entry. Over the transept crossing is a stout central tower topped with a spire. The Doppelkirche's round, monumental design is inspired by Charlemagne's Palatine Chapel at Aachen Cathedral, since the Emperor was provided with a throne here as well. It was also based on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, as it was intended as the burial place for Archbishop von Weid.

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