Saturday, January 16, 2016

St Castor Basilica Koblenz

Self-Guided Tour Koblenz

At the conclusion of the Sayn Palace tour,  we had about an hour before all aboard time at which time the ship would sail for our next port.   This gave us time to walk around Koblenz before returning to the ship for lunch.

We had walked part way to the church after dinner the previous night and decided we'd return the next day if we had the time.

The Basilica of St. Castor is the oldest church in Koblenz.It is located near Deutsches Eck at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle.  Pope John Paul II raised St. Castor to a basilica minor on 30 July 1991.

Since 2002, the Basilica of St. Castor has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. In addition, it is a cultural property protected under the Hague Convention.

The church honors St. Castor, who is said to have worked as a missionary on the Moselle in the 4th century.  Click on the images to enlarge and be sure to check out our albums for more pictures.

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