Saarburg St. Lawrence

Saarburg St. Lawrence


Neo-Gothic cultural monument in Saarburg

The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Laurentius in Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, dates back to the 19th century, when it replaced the predecessor of the 13th century Holy Cross Chapel. Designed in the neo-Gothic style, the building is now considered a cultural monument and, together with Saarburg Castle, characterises Saarburg’s townscape. The two-helmeted double tower is from the previous church and was integrated into the new church. In 1855, St. Laurentius Church was consecrated by Archbishop Wilhelm Arnoldi of Trier. At the end of December 1944, almost half of the church was destroyed in a bombing raid on the nearby Saar Bridge.


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