Market Church St Benedikti
The late Gothic hall church with remnants of its predecessor Romanesque structure and Baroque interior furnishings constituted the center of the merchants’ settlement with its beginnings around 1,000.
Church St. Ägidii
The Ägidii Church was at one time a parish-church of the village of Nördlingen, later to be incorporated into the town of Quedlinburg. The church still has a few remains of its original Romanesque structure. It stood on an important road in immediate proximity to the town wall. Presumably its tower was integrated into the defence system of the town. Behind the outer Gothic structural shell of the church is hidden a charming Rococo interior, decorated in white and gold. The desolate structural condition of the building prohibits its being opened to the public.
Catholic Parish-Church St. Mathildis
The Mathilde Church was erected in the year 1855 by the Cologne cathedral building master Schmidt.
Church St. Blasii
The St. Blasii Church is probably the oldest in the city. The church’s octagonal nave was transformed to its present state in the course of a total reconstruction in 1715, but the Romanesque tower lends credence to speculations that the church had already been standing long before it was first mentioned in a document of 1231. If this be true, it constituted - already around in the year 1,000-. the center of a settlement out of which the Old Town of Quedlinburg emerged. In its interior, the Baroque hall church is decorated in a relatively unobtrusive style. A dramatic burst of colors takes place only in the Baroque chancel altar with its reddish-white-gold play of colors. In the wake of their restoration, the benches, the emporium, the housing of the organ and the ornamented stucco ceiling make a subdued yet noble impression. Today the church is no longer used as a place of worship but rather as a performance and exhibition space.
Collegiate Convent Church St. Servatius
The Quedlinburg Collegiate Convent Church St. Servatius is one of the most important German buildings in existence from the Romanesque period. Situated on a sandstone cliff, the more than a thousand-year-old Romanesque collegiate church towers as an imposing landmark over the city. The flat-ceiling basilica, dedicated in the year 1129, was preceded by three earlier structures. King Heinrich I. was buried here in the year 936. The monumental sandstone edifice manifests not only in its facade but also in the ornamentation of its interior walls and capitals strong Lombardic influences. The Gothic form of the choir erected in 1320 over the crypt can today be distinguished only from the outside of the building. In the interior of the church, the attempt was made to recreate an impression of purely Romanesque architecture by adding an apsis wall to conceal the Gothic elements. The twin towers were built in the course of the restoration work of Ferdinand von Quast in the 19th century. After damages incurred through American artillery fire in 1945, the tower spires received their present day tent-shaped roofs. The interior space of the church is articulated according to the lower Saxon alternation of columns and pillars, a distinctive principle of construction. This progression of columns and pillars divides the nave from the aisles. In the West, the emperor’s loge establishes the demarcation between secular and consecrated space within the church. In the East, a stairway leads up to the choir and the vault rooms where the famous collection of the Quedlinburg church treasures have been on display since 1993. In the crypt beneath the choir are the royal graves of the first German King, Heinrich I., and his wife Mathilde.
Stiftskirche St. Servatii und Domschatz
Schlossberg 1, 06484 Quedlinburg
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 -17:30
Sunday/Holidays: 12:00 - 17:30
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 -15:30
Sunday/Holidays: 12:00 - 15:30
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 -16:30
Sunday/Holidays: 12:00 - 16:30
December 24, 25, 31 and January 1: closed
South west of the castle-hill on the grounds of the King Heinrich I. stands the Wiperti Church with its famous crypt, built around 1,000 into the structure already in existence, a three aisled basilica erected by canonists between the years 936 and 950. The crypt is encircled by an interior wall provided with niches and pillars with Ottonian mushroom capitals. These features were preserved unchanged in the restructuring of the church in 1148, undertaken by the Premonstratensian order. Following the introduction of the Reformation up to 1812, the building was used an evangelical congregational church, afterwards as a barn. It was not until 1959 that, after several years of restoration work, it could be reconsecrated as a Catholic parish church.
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