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General Information

Other name(s): Stiftskirche Unserer Lieben Frau zur Alten Kapelle
Beginning of works: 9th century
Completion: 18th century
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Church
Material: Masonry structure
Architectural style: Rococo

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Location: , ,
Address: Alter Kornmarkt 8
Coordinates: 49° 1' 5.99" N    12° 5' 59.99" E
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1441 — 1452

Construction of the choir.

1991 — 1998

Completely restored.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady also Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady to the Ancient Chapel (German: Basilika Unserer Lieben Frau Zur Alten Kapelle ) or Alten Kapelle It is the oldest Catholic place of worship in Bavaria and one of the most important churches in the city of Regensburg, in the south of Germany.

The collegiate church and smaller basilica is part of an old abbey dedicated to the Virgin founded by the emperor Henry II, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the 1002. With a baroque style of the 18th century, it is one of the masterpieces of the rococo decoration in Europe, in the style dictated by the School of renown Wessobrunn.

A first chapel was built by order of Charlemagne in the place where, according to tradition, the Roman temple dedicated to Juno was built. The chapel which was built after the fall of the Roman Empire of the West seems to have been the oldest in Bavaria and this earned it the nickname "Alte Kappelle", the «Old Chapel».

In 1964, at the suggestion of Bishop Rudolf Graber, the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Old Chapel was elevated to a smaller basilica by Pope Paul VI.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady, Regensburg" and modified on 11 October 2022 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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