Stiftsbasilika St. Peter und Alexander

Stadtmitte, Aschaffenburg

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The Basilica of SS. Peter and Alexander (German: Basilika SS. Peter und Alexander ) also called Aschaffenburg Basilica Is a Catholic church in Lower Franconia, Bavaria in southern Germany specifically located in the city of Aschaffenburg. The current church is the heart of a Romanesque temple consecrated in the 10th century. The main building was built as a Roman basilica, other phases were built in the early Gothic style. The church has a rich artistic heritage, part of which is exhibited in the Museum of the Abbey of Aschaffenburg. Since 1958 the church has the status of a minor basilica.

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Stadtmitte, Aschaffenburg


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The Basilica of SS. Peter and Alexander (German: Basilika SS. Peter und Alexander ) also called Aschaffenburg Basilica Is a Catholic church in Lower Franconia, Bavaria in southern Germany specifically located in the city of Aschaffenburg.

The current church is the heart of a Romanesque temple consecrated in the 10th century. The main building was built as a Roman basilica, other phases were built in the early Gothic style. The church has a rich artistic heritage, part of which is exhibited in the Museum of the Abbey of Aschaffenburg. Since 1958 the church has the status of a minor basilica.

The associated collegiate church was classified historical monument of Bavaria.

Situated on top of a hill, the church has good views of the city of Aschaffenburg. The architecture of the monastery reflects different periods, from pre-Romanesque to the seventeenth century, although most of the current buildings date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

See also

  • Roman Catholicism in Germany
  • St. Peter's Basilica

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