HILDESHEIM – St. Michaeliskirche

The Church of St. Michael (German: Michaeliskirche) is an early-Romanesque church in Hildesheim, Germany. It has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1985. It is now a Lutheran church.Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (996-1022) built a Benedictine monastery from the ground up on a hill linked with the archangel Michael just a half kilometer north of the city walls of his seat (Hildesheim), a monastery that featured an imposing church some 70 meters in length overall. Bernward set the first stone for the new church in 1010 and dedicated the still unfinished building to Michael on the archangel’s feast day, 29 September 1022, just a few weeks before his death. Construction, however, continued under his successor, Bishop Godehard (died 1038), who completed the work in 1031 and reconsecrated the church to Michael on September 29 of that year. Bishop Bernward’s remains were placed in the western crypt.

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 6
  • Coin Alloy Color: champagne
  • Coin Diameter: 35
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: HILDESHEIM
  • Country: Germany
  • Available: no
  • Location: HILDESHEIM, Germany