Doppelkirche Schwarzrheindorf Bonn, Germany 1151
This Romanesque "double church" in an eastern suburb of Bonn was completed in 1151. Its exterior is colorfully painted and its interior vault is covered in well-preserved medieval murals.
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- 50.750700° N, 7.114980° E
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 16, 2011
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. continue reading →
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