Utrecht, Pandhof Sinte Marie – Utrecht
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Close to Utrecht Centraal Railway Station you can find a courtyard that used to belong to an 11th century Church dedicated to Maria. The Church is no longer there, but you can still visit the cloister and the houses that … Read More

‘s-Hertogenbosch – St. John’s Cathedral – The Netherlands
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Sint Jan. In 1220 they built a parish church dedicated to Sint Jan (‘Saint John’), and subsequently transformed it into a collegiate church in 1366. Finally, in 1559, it turned into a Cathedral after a fire. This Cathedral church is … Read More

Krakow, Saints Peter and Paul Church
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  Saint Peter and Paul Church. When you walk through the mainstreet of Krakow’s city center, you can’t miss this church. It is located near the building Pope John Paul II lived in during his years in Krakow. It took … Read More

Krakow, Saints Peter and Paul Church
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Saint Peter and Paul Church. When you walk through the mainstreet of Krakow’s city center, you can’t miss this church. It is located near the building Pope John Paul II lived in during his years in Krakow. It took 22 … Read More

Paris, Basilique du Sacré-Cœur – France
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Basilique du Sacré-Cœur To get to the church you have to climb 222 stairs or take the cable car. It is a beautiful site and you can see a lot of Paris. In the evening young people get together on … Read More

Lorsch, an Unesco site village – Germany
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Lorsch. The Abbey of Losch was very wealthy during the Carolingian Empire and it had possessions spread through the Holy German ‘Reich’. Some of these possessions are in the Netherlands and some as far south as the Bodensee. Unfortunately after … Read More

Paris, Sainte-Chapelle – France
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Sainte-Chapelle. Kings like to have a bit of privacy when they go to Church. This was no different with Louis IX of France. Next to the grand Notre Dame in Paris, which was destroyed in a fire in 2019 and … Read More

Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church – Germany
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Bach. The St. Thomas church is one of the two main churches of Leipzig. It was here where Bach entertained the people of Leipzig during the mass. In front of this church there is a statue of Johann Sebastian Bach. … Read More

Narbonne, a never completed cathedral – France
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Money. As with most European Medieval churches they built cathedral over the period of 2 centuries. Unknown to most of us now, the time lapse was not due to the construction, but mainly because of the costs. In those days … Read More

Marseille, Notre-Dame de la Garde – France
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Notre-Dame-de la Garde. If you want to have a great view over the city of Marseille you should climb the hill La Garde or take the petit train. When you are done with the views you could take a look … Read More

Normandy, churches of Mont Saint-Michel – France
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Mont Saint-Michel. On top of the hill of the Mont Saint-Michel stands a beautiful abbey church called ‘La Merveille’ (the miracle). This 13th century church is part of the abbey on this famous island. During the medieval centuries the originally … Read More

Cochem, looking down on the city
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The monastery. When going to Cochem, everybody visits the castle. It is a nice climb to the top. But most people do not know that in medieval times the monastery was equally important. When you climb to the monastery, you … Read More

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