Mainz Daily Photo

Burgkirche

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The fortified church of St Igbert stands on the eastern reaches of Ingelheim, below the Mainzer Berg (200 metres, you drop 100 metres in little over a kilometer, most of it travelling at around 50km/h on the bike…)

It’s the only way to discover it – it’s tucked away from the town – and when you come blasting down the hill, it’s a real eyeopener.

Built in the early 15th C (and replacing a Romanesque structure dating from the 12th C), it’s considered to be one of the finest examples of a fortified church in central and southern Germany.

 

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This entry was published on 30 April, 2014 at 16:56 and is filed under Architecture, History, NQM (Not quite Mainz). Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Burgkirche

  1. Those fortifications are impressive! So’s the bike ride necessary to get to ti.

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