Church of Saint Paulus of Trier!

So while staying in Trier , 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 seldom visited, might say , off the beaten path I like.  This is the case with the Church of Saint Paulus.  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.

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The Church Saint Paulus which dates back to a previous church, which was located not far from the current site on the Irminenfrehof north of the St. Irminen Church (see post). In 1790 the church was demolishe 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 of Saint Paulus 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.

Inside the Church of Saint Paulus, 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.

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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 358, his body is now at the St Peter’s Cathedral  (see post).

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As often the case on these off the beaten path sites, no info on the tourist sites that I can find.  I will post the general tourist office of Trier below. Glad to kept the brochure for all these monuments in my home library!

The Trier Tourist office: https://www.trier-info.de/en

The city of Trier on its historyhttps://www.trier.de/kultur-freizeit/geschichte/ueberblick/

There you go folks, a dandy many times overlook but gorgeous and worth the detour to the Church of Saint Paulus. Enjoy this off the beaten path walk in lovely Trier.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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