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Florinskirche, Koblenz: 4 reviews and 13 photos

  The Florins Church
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Just around the corner from the Deutsche Kaiser, you will find the Florinsmarkt Square, 1 of the many many beautiful squares in Koblenz. This square was not damaged by the bombing of World War II, but was rebuilt after 1689 when Louis XIV of France invaded and destroyed the city.

The Florins Church was originally built in the 12th century. It was rebuilt after being partially desroyed by the French under Louis XIV, the "Sun King", and when napolean took over the Rhineland, he turned the church into a stable for his horses. After being a stable for several years, he decided to give it back to the city as a present. being a bit smelly and dirty, the Catholics (Koblenz and the Rhineland are predominantly Catholic) decided they did not want the church back and they gave it to the Protestants. it has been a Protestant church ever since! It is 1 of the 3 main churches in the Old town, but is the only Protestant church of the three..

Website: http://www.stiftung-florinskirche.de

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2003
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