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St. Kilian's Church

Short facts

  • Lügde

Romanesque church built around 1150

To the south of today's city of Lügde stands the St. Kilian's Church on a mountain spur in the middle of a formerly fortified cemetery. She points back to the Saxon Wars of Charlemagne. In Carolingian times, a (predecessor) church was built here, a single-nave hall building with a rectangular choir and a later northern extension. This building existed in the core until the 12th century.

Around the year 1200 the church was extended and the west tower was raised. Today's Kilian's Church, a Romanesque cruciform vaulted basilica with a high central nave and low side aisles, an east transept, a choir square and round absiden in the choir as on the east walls of the transept, was built during this time. The groin vaults were designed on the basis of the Benedictine monastery church in Lippoldsberg on the Weser.

Charlemagne celebrated Christmas here in 784 and the St. Kilian's Church is now the city's landmark and is also one of the oldest monuments in Westphalia.


32676 Lügde


Phone: +49 5281 / 7708-70

Fax: +49 5281 / 9899870


Website: www.luegde.de

General information

Easter to the end of October:
daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In the winter months the church is only open on request.
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Notice signs
  • Adequate ventilation
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
  • Providing mouth-nose coverage
  • Provision of dispensers with disinfectants for hand disinfection
  • Mouth-nose covering compulsory

You can ideally reach Lügde by car or by S-Bahn. More detailed information under the link to the arrival page.

You will find sufficient parking spaces in the city center of Lügder.

The nearest parking lot is about 50 m in front of the Kilianskirche, Höxterstraße.

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