"St. Christoffel cathedral" Roermond Things to Do Tip by OlafS

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  Roermond: St. Christoffel cathedral
by OlafS
 
 

The St. Christoffel's cathedral was built as a regular parish-church starting from 1410, and became a cathedral in 1661. This late-Gothic brick building was altered many times. In the last few days of World War Two the tower was blown up by German troops, and although efforts have been made to reconstruct the tower as authentically as possible, the result looks a bit artificial. And I absolutely dislike the spire!
While the Munsterkerk fascinates me and I will never pass the chance to get in, I've never been inside the cathedral, even though its doors were always open when I was in Roermond and there was no entrance fee. It just doesn't attract me but I could be very wrong. Well, maybe next time.
Oh, this is an old picture, showing the tower in restoration. The restoration is now finished.

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  • Updated Jan 21, 2004
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