Category: Germany

  In Homberg the twelfth -century Romanesque basilica was devoted to S. Jacob major. During the ‘Kulturkampf’ is was possible to redecorate the interior of the church with whole new mural paintings. In 1882 Otto Mengelberg sr was commissioned with the production of a high altar, incorporating a retable of the 16th century with the…

A Benedictine chapel  predicting the Apocalypse        The legacy of the mother of the first abbess of the abbey, Josefine von Fürstenberg-Stammheim provided in the foundation of the convent. In the company of thirteen sisters, she parted from Tegelen on December the 18th in 1890, where they found refuge during the Kulturkampf. They lived…

A Romanesque church with baroque and neogothic details The original S. Martin in Cologne Esch was a Romanesque church but had changed in the past. The neogothic architect Heinrich Nagelschmidt (1822-1902)purified the church and enlarged the building. In 1938 the interior was renovated again, but with the latest restoration in 1992-93 the neogothic elements were…

‘Musterbild im Kleinen’: the interior of the chapel of the seminary of the Jesuits in Cologne The seminary of the Jesuites in Cologne was in a bad state after its closure during ten years after the Kulturkampf. This situation was marked in 1893 as ‘äußerst ruinös und desolat’. The railroad construction and the station complicated…

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Church of the Apostles in Cologne   The earliest memorisation of this church dates from the lifetime of Archbishop Bruno (953-965), a brother of Otto the Great. In the eleventh century, a cloister and funeral church for Bruno was founded on the fundaments of an older church. In the twelfth century, the renovation of the…

The Heart of Jesus church in Cologne To the category of unfulfilled works of Wilhelm Mengelberg belongs the design for the interior decoration of the Heart of Jesus church in Cologne. In Zeitschrift für christliche Kunst Mengelberg and Tepe wrote about their designs for the ex- and interior of the church in the competition in…

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ARCHDIOCESE COLOGNE; EUSKIRCHEN S.MARTINUS The oldest, as early as the middle of the seventh century,  and most important church of Euskirchen is the S. Martinus. The building consists of parts from the elder twelfth-century basilica, and a combination of an impressive Antwerp retable with a neo-Gothic surrounds of Mengelberg. He produced the construction of the…