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Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
"You’ll be picked up from central Frankfurt in the morning and taken on a 2.5-hour drive to Trier. Located in a lovely valley on the banks of the Moselle River Trier offers many historic attractions without being overcrowded by tourists. Your guide will take you on a walking tour to learn about Trier’s intriguing past. Touted as the oldest city in Germany founded around 16 BC Trier was once the capital of an ancient Roman province. The number and quality of surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization. Today Trier is home to a whopping eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites many of which you'll see on your tour. Visit Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady and explore several Roman monuments like the Imperial Baths
From EUR225.00
 
Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Board a comfortable coach in Frankfurt and head north on a relaxing 2-hour drive to Cologne in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The old city at the River Rhine is famous for its diverse art scene vibrant nightlife and the annual Cologne Carnival. On arrival in Cologne join a double-decker bus sightseeing tour followed by a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom). Learn about the history and impressive architecture of the Cologne Cathedral -- one of the largest Gothic churches in often referred to as the Shrine of the Holy Three Kings.Continue your day trip to Cologne's picturesque historic old town with its Roman buildings and medieval city walls. Your expert guide will tell you about Cologne's 2000-year history and introduce you to top Cologne attractions
From EUR168.00
 
Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights
"Start your tour with a pickup from your Cologne hotel and travel into the center of town with your private guide. While relaxing in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan chat with your guide about the places on your itinerary and if you would perhaps like to focus on one area more than another simply let your guide know.The first stop on your sightseeing tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) the city’s symbolic landmark and one of Germany’s most striking Gothic monuments. Learn about the Roman Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its large frontal facade and then head inside to explore independently. After strolling around the captivating place of worship
From EUR64.00

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Maria Laach Abbey - Jewel of the Ahr Valley

Situated in the Vulkaneifel, we visited the beautiful Benedictine Abbey, Maria Laach. This Romanesque abbey was founded in 1093 on the banks of the Laacher lake (the crater of an extinct volcano) and...
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the Walls

of the inner court and the Lions fountain building up to the underground crypt, also known as Paradise, which has similarity to Granada.when you have the chance for a visit, do it in warmer season,...
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Maria Laach Benedictine Abbey

Kloster Maria Laach is a Benedictine Abbey that is set alongside the Laacher See in the Eifel region. It is about 80 km’s south of the city of Cologne or 25 km's north of Koblenz. This beautiful...
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The Crypt of the Church

The crypt is a large chamber, supported by many heavy columns, below the eastern part of the church. It is of the 12C. The columns have plain block capitals. The columns are of limestone and the...
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Visit the Lake

There is a path along the lake for walking (and maybe for biking). We chose to use our car along L113 North for about 2 km where we found a parking area across the road from the lake. Walking past a...
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Many Church Adornments (mostly ancient)

The church has been decorated with many old and recent things. Some of the Brothers appear to be quite talented. Among the ancient monuments are a Merovingian tombstone (?) and an ancient font near...
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The Church Interior

The church follows a basilican plan with 2 apses and transepts. There is a tall nave with an aisle at each side and vaulting(2). There are clerestory window above the nave arcades. The supports are...
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The Church Portico (The Paradise)

In 1220, after the church was completed, it was decided to make it fancier. A portico was added called the Paradise. It must have served as a cloister because its 3 sides look like one.It is in...
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The Church: Study the Exterior

The shaping of the grounds makes it hard to examine the church from all angles and so the symmetry and gracefulness are not easy to appreciate.There are two taller towers at the East transept and two...
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Maria Laach – The Monastery

Though some of the substructures of the Abbey buildings adjoining the church go back to the time of the foundation, very little of their original character has been preserved. The buildings were...
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Maria Laach – The Portico

Arcades on the three sides provide delightful glimpse both of the inner courtyard with the Lion Fountain. The origin of the Portico is mainly to countries South of the Alps so this is a unique...
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Maria Laach – Tomb of the founder

Count Palatine’s monument is a freestanding tomb of the late 13th century. It is a stone sarcophagus with a carved wooden lid, the Count Palatine an idealized youth full figure clad in princely robes...
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Maria Laach – Left Altar Mosaic

A beautiful Mosaic is right above the left altar, a throne of mercy is portrayed: a representation of the Trinity, Jesus is enthroned and the Holy Spirit hovering over the life size crucifix which...
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Maria Laach – Crypt

A dark stair leads from the Lady Chapel down to the crypt, the oldest part of the basilica. It was begun and partly finished under Count Palatine Henry. The high bases of the limestone columns under...
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