St. Viktor-Dom

www.stviktor-xanten.de

Kapitel 8, 46509 Xanten

Icon legend

IconThis icon indicates an awarded building

IconThis icon indicates a listed building

IconProjects with this logo are on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list

IconProject has been converted, renovated or extended

IconProject is part of "Housing Culture Trail"

x close

listed building converted, renovated or extended

1263-1544

Gothic

Stiftsbaumeister Johann von Langenberg d.Ä.

- keine Angabe -

bookmark project | Bookmarks/Route planner (0)


This website uses Google Maps to integrate maps. Please note that personal data can be recorded and collected here. To see the Google Maps map, please consent to it being loaded from the Google server. You can find more information here.

Projects with videos


We use a video player on this website, to play videos directly from our YouTube channel. Please note that personal data can be recorded and collected. To see videos, please agree once, that these can be downloaded from the YouTube server.
You can find more information here.

Total projects: 484

Full-text search:

Search projects:

search

Advanced search with more criteria

Total projects: 484

St. Viktor-Dom

The foundation stone was laid in 1263, construction took 281 years and was finished in 1544. However, the cathedral only marks the apex of a history of church buildings here, which started with commemoration rooms above graves from the 4th century.
In the 6th century, an oratorio was built, which might count as the first Christian building. The first church proper was built in 752 in the Carolingian style. That church was re-built at the beginning of the 9th century but destroyed by the Normans in 863. Then, in 967, an Ottonian-Romanesque cathedral was built, the 1263-one’s predecessor.
The facade is a double-tower facade, from which the construction periods can be read. The oldest part of the facade is the originally three-storey westwork with an in-stepped portal and round arch. The south tower was the first to get its spire (1360), the north tower not before the beginning of the 16th century. The late-Gothic tracery window was broken into the facade centre in 1517. In WWII, the cathedral was heavily damaged by bombs, one of the steeples crumbled. The cathedral’s reconstruction was finished after 19 years. In 1966, the crypt created after excavations in the 1930s was extended and is now a memorial for modern martyrs and Nazi victims.

Author: Editorial staff baukunst nrw
Last changed on 23.10.2007

 

Categories:
Architecture » Public Buildings » Religious

keine Aktion...

Cookie notice
We use cookies. Some of them are essential for the website to work. Others help to continuously improve our online offer. You can find information in our privacy policy


Edit cookie settings
Here you can select or deactivate different categories of cookies on this website.

🛈
🛈