Trier Cathedral World Heritage Site

Roman-Catholic cathedral in Trier, Germany

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Trier Cathedral
High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier
Trier Dom BW 1.JPG
49°45′22″N 6°38′35″E / 49.75611°N 6.64306°E / 49.75611; 6.64306Coordinates: 49°45′22″N 6°38′35″E / 49.75611°N 6.64306°E / 49.75611; 6.64306
LocationLiebfrauenstraße 12
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate
DenominationRoman Catholic
Relics heldHoly Robe
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationUNESCO World Heritage Site
Years builtc.270 (first building)
Groundbreaking1235 (current building)
MaterialsRoman brick
Bishop(s)The Rt Revd Dr Stephan Ackermann[1]
ProvostWerner Rössel[2]

The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier (German: Hohe Domkirche St. Peter zu Trier), or Trier Cathedral (German: Trierer Dom), is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest church in Germany and the largest religious structure in Trier, notable for its long life span and grand design. The central part of the nave was built of Roman brick in the early fourth century, resulting in a cathedral that was added onto gradually in different eras. The imposing Romanesque westwork, with four towers and an additional apse, has been copied repeatedly.[3] The Trier Cathedral Treasury contains an important collection of Christian art. In 1986 the church was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier.

  1. ^ "Personen & Kontakte: Der Bischof (People & Contacts: The Bishop)" (in German).
  2. ^ "Das Domkapitel (The Cathedral Chapter)" (in German).
  3. ^ Elizabeth den Hartog (1992): Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture in the Meuse Valley, pp. 56-58. Maaslandse Monografieën #8. Eisma, Leeuwarden/Mechelen. ISBN 90-74252-04-4

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