St. Catherine's Church Oppenheim

Gothic in Oppenheim

St. Catherine's Church

The Katharinenkirche in Oppenheim is one of the most important Gothic churches between Strasbourg and Cologne. The construction of the church took place in sections in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. In addition to the interesting architecture, it is particularly well recognized by their elevated position in Oppenheim. Not only is the appearance of the church impressive, it also has much to offer on the inside. Especially the elaborate windows with the famous Oppenheimer Rose are real eye-catchers. Worthwhile is also a visit to the adjoining Michaelskapelle, which is an ossuary.

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The building, praised as the most beautiful Gothic church between Strasbourg and Cologne, is the epitome of Gothic architecture in Rheinhessen. In addition to the excellent architecture, it is characterized above all by its magnificent location, above the former free imperial city, dominated by the Landskron castle ruins. The west towers have been preserved from the foundation building. The Gothic new building began in 1275-79 with the almost central building style, harmoniously balanced eastern parts. The three-nave nave was completed in...

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