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The Collegiate Church

The most important historical building of Kyllburg is the Collegiate Church built on the summit of a mountain ridge at the oxbow of the river Kyll. It was erected during three constructing periods. From 1276 until the end of the 13th century Archbishop Henry II commissioned the construction of the choir and both adjoining vaults. At the end of the 14th century the nave and the western façade were started. For this local sandstone was used. The holes in the sandstone ashlars show where the hoist beams once were fixed. During the third period, i. e. the first quarter of the 16th century, the collegiate church was built. The most valuable objets d?art are Renaissance glass paintings of 1533/34 showing biblical scenes and the donators Jacob and Bernhard. The cloister with a number of tombstones is considered to be one of the most beautiful between Trier and the monastery of Maria Laach.

The Keep

Today only the five-storey keep of the Castle of Kyllburg, built in 1239, is left over. Archbishop Theoderic of Trier erected this castle to safeguard the town against its neighbour Malberg. Today the keep is private property.

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