Photographer's Note

This is the collegiate church of the former Premonstratensian monastery Cappenberg in the eastern part of Ruhr and in the very south of the region called Münsterland (please see map view).
About the interesting history of the beginning of this monastery please read in the note to my yesterday's photo.
In the year 1122 the double monastery - for men and women - was established in the former castle of count Gottfried von Cappenberg. At this time the construction of a three nave pier basilica with a platform roof began. It was consecrated in 1149 and the relics of Gottfried were transported here and entombed in the choir. The church got its today's vaulting in 15th century in connection with other alteration works, especially concerning the choir.

The church shelters a lot of outstanding and precious religious artworks - and a guided tour there really is recommended.

Photographing this building in summer is impossible because of this wonderful old sycamore tree.

In workshop you can see the interior of this outstanding church.

snunney, macondo, saxo042, edge, jafadabret, Nolme, jlynx, ellelloo trouve(nt) cette note utile

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