St. Michaelskirche

St. Michaelsbruderschaft Alken
Von-Wiltberg-Straße 18
56332 Alken

Tel. (0049) 2605 8360


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Description

In a Anniversary Foundation of 1015, the church is mentioned for the first time. So this church is likely to be one of the oldest churches in the Moselle. The church was until the completion of the new church in 1849 parish church of Alken. To the church leads a steep picturesque staircase, which is lined by the 14 Stations of the Cross. Through a large iron grid you get an insight into the built under the church Gebeinhaus. On the old cemetery in front of the church you will find a variety of preserved basalt grave crosses. The oldest crosses bear the year 1557. Due to burial on the cemetery located around the church, the graves had to be occupied earlier. The bones found when the graves were opened were reburied into the building. The ossuary was closed at the beginning of the 15th century. In the sanctuary of the church there are still many well-preserved frescoes in the original, dating from the mid-14th century. In the nave there are other fresco paintings, which were made around 1450. Today, in the "Old Church", worship takes place only in the summer months.The church is very popular and well-known as a wedding church, so many brides and grooms come from far away to marry here.

Öffnungszeiten

The church is open on all Sundays and public holidays from Easter to the end of October, from 14:00 to 17:00. (short-term changes of the opening times possible)
Visitor groups can also arrange sightseeing appointments outside the opening hours.