"St. Castor's Church" Basilica St. Kastor Tip by codrutz

Basilica St. Kastor, Koblenz: 14 reviews and 31 photos

  St. Castor's Church
by codrutz

St. Castor's Church is the oldest church in Koblenz, and pretty much one of the oldest I've seen, being founded in 836 by Louis the Pious. The present Romanesque building was completed in 1208, the Gothic vaulted roof dating from 1498.

Addiacent to the church there is a courtyard, with flowers and benches, from where you can admire the beautiful towers. In fact, the church has four towers, but the two pictured are bigger.

To the left of the church, going trough a stone archway you will find the Blumenhof - a quiet place leading to the Ludwig art Museum.

In front of the church of Saint Castor stands a fountain, erected by the French in 1812, with an inscription to commemorate Napoleon's invasion of Russia.

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2004
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