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

Sneek, Martinikerk in the middle of sneek – the Netherlands
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Martinikerk. In the middle of the old city center of Sneek stands the Martinikerk. This church was built in the 11th century and has a bell tower next to the church. During the end of the 17th century a lot … Read More

Cochem, jewel of the river Moselle – Germany
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Cochem. Cochem is one of German’s most beautiful places to be. This picturesque city is located at the river Moselle and there are many vinyards in the area. English painters, like Stanfield and Turner, have made this place famous outside … Read More

Basel, the colored roof tiles Cathedral
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Basel. The roots of the Basel Minster or Cathedral lie in the 1st century BC. At first they built a monastery, which they later on replaced by a Roman fort. In the early 9th century the construction started of a … Read More

Sneek, Sint-Martinuskerk designed by Pierre Cuypers – The Netherlands
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Sint-Martinuskerk. Designed by Pierre Cuypers in 1872 this church is a real nice example of the revival of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. The church remained unfinished, because they did not have enough funds to realise the 70 meters … Read More

Paris, Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont – France
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Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. Paris has a lot of churches. Now that it is no longer possibe to visit the Notre Dame, it might be a good idea to check out one of the other churches this capital city has to offer. … Read More

Bayeux, city of the tapestry – France
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Bayeux. During the dark ages the French King, Charles the Simple, made an agreement with the one of the Norwegean Viking leaders named Rollo. Rollo and his people borrowed Normandy and in exchange helped defending the river Seine against other … Read More

Amsterdam, Begijnhof: piece of England in our capital – The Netherlands
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Begijnhof. The origin of the Begijnhof was a bit similar to that of a monastery. A woman could live here as a non, but was still able to marry if she wanted to leave. After the Iconoclasm this was the only Church in Amsterdam that could stay Catholic. … Read More

Paris, Notre Dame – France
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Notre Dame. This church was built between 1163 and 1345. It’s located on an island and a great place visit when you’re in Paris. If you have no fear of heights, you can climb the tower and have a beautiful view over … Read More

Zutphen, St. Walburgis church – The Netherlands
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    St. Walburgis Church. In the 11th century Zutphen started to build the Saint Walburgis church. The oldest part is demolished long ago, but we can still visit the part that is built later in the medieval centuries. During the end of … Read More

Zutphen, library in a church – The Netherlands
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Library. In Western Europe there is a decline of faith. Many churches are not able to collect enough money to maintain the building. In some places the community does not want to demolish the building and finds a new destination … Read More

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