Brunswick Cathedral St. Blasii

Brunswick Cathedral St. Blasii


Symbol of power: The Brunswick castle lion

Braunschweig’s St. Blasii Cathedral is located on Burgplatz opposite Dankwarderode Castle and was founded by Henry the Lion in 1173. It is also the burial place of the duke and his wife Matilda of England. In 1226 the building was officially consecrated as the Cathedral Church of St. Blasii in Brunswick. Worth seeing are the well-preserved secco paintings with which the transept, the rear part of the nave and the apses were decorated between 1230 and 1250. Nowadays, Braunschweig’s St. Blasii Cathedral is known as the seat of the cathedral singing school and as a meeting place for various municipal institutions, such as the State Theatre or the State Museum.


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