Stiftskirche

Stiftskirche, Sankt Goar

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NotAFoodSnobFromNY
Saint Cloud, MN505 contributions
If you happen to be in the area...
Mar. 2019 • Friends
Make certain you visit this late-Gothic church with stained-glass windows and city views from its tower. The ornately painted 15th-century City Hall is topped with a functioning astronomical clock.

Built by Peter von Koblenz in 1470. The stained glass windows were designed by Peter Hemmel of Andlau who also designed windows in Ulm, Augsburg, Nürnberg, München and Straßburg.
Written 8 April 2019
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,173 contributions
Landmark in St. Goar.
Jul. 2018 • Couples
The construction of this church dates back to the 11th century and until the time of the Reformation, it was a popular pilgrimage destination to the tomb of St. Goar.
Construction of the tower started in the 15th century.
Remarkable is that this church was built as a catholic church, but was transformed into an evangelic house of worship during the Reformation.
At this moment, the exterior of the church is restorated, but it's still possible to have a look inside.
The interior of the church features late Gothic wall paintings, a net vault, an interesing pillar lectren and three outstanding tomb memorials.
Worth a visit, entrance is free.
Written 2 July 2018
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Karen G
Midland, GA313 contributions
Cute church
May 2018 • Couples
This is definitely a cute church and if you are here, you should visit. That being said, it is not a particularly spectacular church. What is nice is that the church has an active community.

There are nice murals. An observant person will see who is shooting the local saint with arrows.
Written 3 May 2018
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terri h
Helen, GA133 contributions
Nice church
Jul. 2015 • Friends
I always go into the churches in Europe. this is a nice small church. Nice architecture. Worth the time to look inside.
Written 28 January 2016
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ1,845 contributions
Very nice old church
Oct. 2015 • Family
This is a nice very old church. It has some beautiful frescos that date back to the 15th century. You visit this church quickly and take everything in.
Written 25 October 2015
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Kent S
Niantic, CT56 contributions
Historic church
Aug. 2015 • Couples
The church crypt dates back to 11th century and the tower was started in 1469. Reconstruction was completed in 1891. Great view of this church from the river.
Written 15 October 2015
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Asa
Findlay, OH209 contributions
Quick Visit
Sep. 2015 • Couples
Enjoyed statue of St. Goar on the side of the church. St. Goar aka Sankt Goar is patron saint of innkeepers, potters, and vine growers.
Written 8 October 2015
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Road99go
Quebec, Canada1,015 contributions
Catholic to protestant
Sep. 2014 • Couples
This church of St. Goar, past from Catholic to Protestant. You can see a lot of older artistic elements, like the crypt of St. Goar, from the 12th century with frescoes of the 15th century. The town, later was give the name of the Saint.
Written 24 September 2014
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Rambling Lawyer
Glendale, CA287 contributions
Worth it for history, architecture and art
Jul. 2014 • Friends
A surprise, the parish church of St. Goar, though Protestant, retains much older artistic elements from its days as a Catholic Church. This includes the crypt of St. Goar, reportedly dating back to the XIIth century and extensive primitive frescoes of the late XVth century. The church itself was the first in the area to be designated Protestant based on the election of the local ruler (in about 1527).
Written 3 July 2014
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Jinna50
St. Louis65 contributions
Stiftskirche
Sep. 2012 • Couples
It is worthwhile to stop here and take in this amazing old church. Originally a Catholic church, today it is Protestant. Building began around the 6th century and continued at various point over the next 400 years or so. The hermit priest St. Goar came there to live and the town now named for him. He is actually buried in the crypt below the church.

The interior is quite interesting and despite the various austere ornamentation offers a light and serene ambiance. If you are a lover of very old churches, definitely take this one in.
Written 9 December 2012
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