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Altenberger Abbey

Altenberger Abbey / Abtei Altenberger [Ecclesiastical Authority]

Cultural Route
  • European Route of Cistercian Abbeys
Country
  • Germany
Member Category
  • Other
  • Heritage Site
Member Status
Individual
Year of Accession to Membership
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Contact Details
Pastoralbüro Altenberg (Altenberg Parish Office)
Ludwig-Wolker-Straße 4
DE-51519 Odenthal-Altenberg

Tel: +49 02174-4533
Website: www.altenberger-dom.de
Email: kath-kirchengemeinde[at]altenberger-dom.de
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Main Town/Region
Altenberg (Odenthal, Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Site Town/Region
Altenberg (Odenthal, Rheinisch-Bergische Kreis, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia)
Main GPS Location
51.054247, 7.131911
Site GPS Location
51.054247, 7.131911
UNESCO World Heritage List
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European Heritage Label
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Other Heritage Labels
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Description
The Cistercian Abbey of Altenberg was founded in 1133. The construction of the Gothic church, (Altenberger Dom) started in 1259, and it was consecrated in 1379. After a major restoration, the German Emperor decreed that the Altenberger Dom was to be simultaneously used by Catholic and Protestant Christians. Since 1922, the former Cistercian monastery buildings has been housing an education center for the Catholic Youth (Haus Altenberg) (www.cister.net/abbayes/fr/137/altenberg).
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