"St Servatius Cathedral" Quedlinburg Things to Do Tip by Sjalen

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King Heinrich (read further tips) was buried in a church building here already in 936 but what you see today was started in 1129. If you want to see the royal tomb, head for the crypt. There is also nice stairs up to the choir. Those who know their architecture says there is a Lombardian influence on the style, but I can only see the general romantic. The towers were a later addition and that they look the way they do today is because the church was bombed in 1945 and during the repair work, their roofs were lowered. The most famous part of the church is the treasury where the Domschatz is kept. There is a bizarre twist to the church in that the nazis of course knew that Heinrich I was crowned here and created the First Reich. That is why they held all sorts of events here in 1938, including Heinrich Himmler by the altar, recognising himself as the second Heinrich for the Third Reich...

Address: Schlossberg
Directions: Impossible to miss.

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2005
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