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  • Bartholomäuskapelle, modern portal - Paderborn
      Bartholomäuskapelle, modern portal
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The chapel between Dom and Pfalz was erected under Bishop Meinwerk in the first quarter of the 11th century. Rumours tell that it was built by Greek builders, but according to experts these rumours cannot be trusted.

Anyway, the chapel with its slender columns, dome vaults and three naves of equal height is unique North of the Alps. Whenever the Kings and Emperors visited Paderborn this chapel was used for the dressing of the King resp. Emperor in his ceremonial robes and to keep the imeprial insignia.

A recent addition is also worth a look. The modern portal (1978) shows scenes from the New Testament and the lives of saints. Note the door handle in the shape of a dove.

The chapel is open in the daytime.

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2010
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