Church of Saint Paulus, Trier

So while staying in Trier last, we decided to do some real walks in town. Lovely place we like and have come back several times. As you get away from the city center , some nice monuments are seen seldom visited, might say , off the beaten path I like.

This is the case with the Church of Saint Paulus, in Trier, Germany.  I like to tell you a bit more about it as not much else in my previous blog posts and not too much information available, maybe in German but do not understand.

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The Church Saint Paulus  dates back to a previous  Church, which was located not far from the current site on the Irminenfrehof north of the St. Irminen. In 1790 the Church was laid down due to dilapidation and after the secularization in 1803 the Church of the nearby monastery became the new parish Church until the new Church took place. The new Church was built between 1905 and 1907 in the neo-Romanesque style.

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Since the merger of the previous parishes of St Lowe and St. Laurentius, St. Agritius, St. Anthony, St. Gangolf and St. Paulus  into the new parish of Liebfrauen in December 2000, the Church belonged to this parish now. In  2017, St. Paulus (St Paul) was disused  due to the great number of Churches in the city center of Trier and the sharp decline of worship attendees. Currently, the Church houses the interactive exhibition Dialogue in the Dark, which will initially be on view until July 2019.

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Inside the Church, in the immediate vicinity of the altar, is the tomb of Hieronymus Jaegen. After the disused of this Church , Jaegens is to be reburied in the Church of St. Gangolf.  Not much has survived since a renovation in the 1960s. At the site of the High Altar stands a crucifixion group that used to stand at St Martin’s Abbey. The sculptures, which date back to 1498, were moved to the interior of the Church for protection against weathering, and copies were erected at the original site. Unusual is the Querhaus Basilica

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Saint Paulus had originally been a Bishop of Trier and had lived in exile in Phrygia (Asia Minor), where he died in AD358, his body is now at the St Peter’s Cathedral  (see previous entry in my blog)

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A webpage for more info on tourism in Trier follows

Tourist office of Trier on the Church

Enjoy this off the beaten path walk in lovely Trier, Germany. And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

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