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Hunsrück Cathedral

Church · Hunsrück
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  • / Dom 1
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  • / Innen 2
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In the tenth century, the Noble Rabangar built a castle here on the steep rocks above the Simmerbach (Simmer Stream).
This place owes its name to the noble Rabangar, who in the 10th century built a castle on the steep rock above the Simmerbach. The castle chapel was sacred in 1072. Two years later Count Berthold and his wife Hedwig founded an Augustinian monastery, which existed until 1566. After that, this magnificent estate was acquired by the duchy of Simmern. Since 1699 the church is catholic.
The monastery buildings were taken over by missionaries of the Holy Family in 1920, who founded a theological college.
Only the double-towered 42-meter high westwork, with its numerous reliefs and sculptures has survived the passing of time. The nave burned down numerous times. The high altar with the Crucifixion group dates back to 1722, while the splendid organ was built in the first half of the 18th century.

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Der Hunsrückdom kann zu jeder Jahreszeit von außen betrachtet werden. Die Traumschleife Domblick bietet an mehreren Stellen eine atemberaubende Aussicht auf den Dom.

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49.935683, 7.476666
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49°56'08.5"N 7°28'36.0"E
UTM
32U 390683 5532592
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Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
10.8 km
3:30 h
115 m
181 m
37 km
9:59 h
392 m
545 m
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Hunsrück Cathedral

Am Schlossplatz 4-8
55469 Simmern/Hunsrück
Phone 0049 6761 837296 Fax (0049) 6761 837299

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Hiking trail · Hunsrück
Traumschleife Domblick
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 115 m
Descent 181 m

Die Wiesenauen im Simmerbachtal sind das ideale Kontrastprogramm zu den felsigen Wegabschnitten im weiteren Verlauf der Wanderung.

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Hiking trail · Hunsrück
Schinderhannespfad
Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 37 km
Duration 9:59 h
Ascent 392 m
Descent 545 m

Der knapp 40 km lange Schinderhannespfad ist als Zweitagestour konzipiert. Er schließt die Lücke zwischen den Fernwanderwegen Saar-Hunsrück Steig ...

Hunsrück-Touristik GmbH
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