Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche

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Ostenhellweg, Dortmund, Germany
Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche - Reinoldikirche
Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche - Reinoldikirche
Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche - Reinoldikirche
Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche - Reinoldikirche
Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche - Reinoldikirche

Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche Reviews

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Churches in Dortmund: Reinoldikirche Nov 22, 2012
Reinoldikirche is the main church of the city. Its tall steeple with the onion-shaped baroque spire is a landmark, visible from many street corners and helpful to find your way. The steeple can be climbed and must offer a great view over the city and its surroundings (I did not go up).

Its history dates back to the early middle ages when a first church was erected for the nearby royal palace (Pfalz); legends even connect it with Charlemagne. The present church has a gothic nave from the 13th century and a higher, late gothic choir that was added during the first half of the 14th century. The large windows received modern stained glass panes after the war in mostly blueish colours that give a special light.

Among the art treasures, the most remarkable are two large statues by the choir: St Reinold the patron saint on the left, Charlemagne (who was considered a saint in the middle ages) on the right. The woodcarved altar dates from around 1420; ist is too far away to see the details as the choir is cordoned off, though.
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