Bonn Minster: Overall view



The medieval town developed around the Late Romanesque minster (11th-13th century), formerly a monastic church that can be traced back to an Early Christian chapel (“cella memoriae”, ca. 300) dedicated to the martyrs, Saints Cassius and Florentius. The minster has a typically Rhineland Romanesque choir with square towers decorated with Lombard bands, flanking a galleried apse. The four-bay aisled nave has a three-storey elevation. The cloisters (1126-1189) are noteworthy. At one point the church served as the cathedral for the Archbishopric of Cologne. However, the Minster is now a Papal basilica.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Bonner Münster

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Cathedrals

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Romanesque

Place of Creation
  • Bonn

  • Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

  • +50.733333+7.099722

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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