Trier Cathedral: West facade with apse



The West end choir, with its apsidal semi-cylinder expressed on the exterior fa├žade, was completed in 1196.

The cathedral founded in the early 4th century was a double cathedral, consisting of adjacent basilicas that underlie the present cathedral (north) and the 13th-century Liebfrauenkirche (south). In its present form the cathedral of St. Peter started to take shape from 1037 and continued through the 13th century. Work began on a Baroque renovation of the cathedral interior; in 1702 a shrine chapel for the Holy Robe was built on to the east choir. A church dedicated to the Virgin that carried out the parochial functions of the cathedral was started ca. 1235 over the eastern part of the former south basilica; it was completed ca. 1260.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Cathedral of Saint Peter and Liebfrauenkirche

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Clock-towers

  • Cathedrals

  • Bell towers

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Romanesque

  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Trier

  • Trier, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

  • +49.756111+6.643056

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

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