St Maria in der Kupfergasse, Cologne

St. Maria in der Kupfergasse, Schwalbengasse, Köln, Nemčija

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St Maria in der Kupfergasse, Cologne is a Baroque church in Cologne, western Germany, in the district of Innenstadt. The pilgrimage church is dedicated to St. Mary, the Black Madonna. It was completed in 1715 and measures 37.20 meters in length and 17.30 metres in width.

St Maria in der Kupfergasse

The architecture of »St Maria in der Kupfergasse« is Dutch Baroque, the architectural style which the Carmelite nuns brought from their Dutch homeland,s Hertogenbosch. The first “well-known” devotion to the Mother of God in the Kupfergasse is certainly impossed by the Empress Eleonora Magdalena Theresa, wife of the Emperor Leopold I. (1657 – 1705).

St. Maria in der Kupfergasse

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She made it possible to acquire the necessary land, for the Carmelite nuns, who were the first guardians of the sanctuary which was build. the Church. The chapel of Grace proved already in 1700 as no longer sufficient to accommodate the pilgrims, so it came to the construction of the church, in which the sanctuary was built.

The Empress moved initially reluctant Council of the city of Cologne by a own letter of 14 June 1704 its approval for the purchase of the land. So the Empress had promoted the pilgrimage to the Black Madonna vigorously. See other Catholic shrines in Germany.

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Milestones

  • 1630 – The Carmelite nuns driven out by the Calvinists move to Cologne
  • 1635 – Acquisition of the »Neuenahrer Hof« around today’s church
  • 1660 – Approval is granted for more major construction work
  • 1675 – Consecration of the chapel to which the miracle-working image of St. Mary of the Carmelites is transferred
  • 1705-15 – The church is built
  • 1802 – Following the secularisation, the convent church which, up to then, had been consecrated in the name of St. Joseph, becomes a parish church and consecrated in the name of St. Mary

Get there by plane

Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN) handles international and domestic flights and is a hub for the low cost airlines Germanwings and TUIfly. The airport is approximately 15 min by S-Bahn (local train) to the centre of Cologne.
Düsseldorf International Airport (IATA: DUS) offers many intercontinental connections. Train ride from the airport train station to Cologne central station takes about 40 min.
Frankfurt Rhein Main International Airport (IATA: FRA) is the largest airport in Germany, served by all major international airlines. ICE (InterCityExpress) high speed trains connect Frankfurt Airport and Cologne central station in less than one hour.

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By bus

Cologne has an (inter)national bus station (ZOB) at Breslauer Platz on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof, providing international bus lines Direct daily buses to Serbia or Denmark. Since 2013 there are a lot of new national bus lines connecting Cologne with nearly every big city in Germany, e.g. www.fernbus.de, www.postbus.de and others. These lines sometimes use the ZOB, and sometimes use the new national bus station in Deutz, Gummersbacher Str.

By plane

Cologne Bonn Airport (IATA: CGN) handles international and domestic flights and is a hub for the low cost airlines Germanwings and TUIfly. The airport is approximately 15 min by S-Bahn (local train) to the centre of Cologne.
Düsseldorf International Airport (IATA: DUS) offers many intercontinental connections. Train ride from the airport train station to Cologne central station takes about 40 min.
Frankfurt Rhein Main International Airport (IATA: FRA) is the largest airport in Germany, served by all major international airlines. ICE (InterCityExpress) high speed trains connect Frankfurt Airport and Cologne central station in less than one hour.

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By train

Cologne is served by two major train stations – Köln Hauptbahnhof and Köln-Deutz.
Cologne is linked with Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris by Thalys and ICE High Speed trains. Additionally, Frankfurt airport (IATA:FRA) has direct service to Cologne and is within one hour by ICE trains.

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Sunday:

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  • 11:15 h
  • 18:00 h

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  • 8.00 h
  • 18:30 h

Workdays:

  • 8.00 h
  • 18:30 h

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Milestones

  • 1630 – The Carmelite nuns driven out by the Calvinists move to Cologne
  • 1635 – Acquisition of the »Neuenahrer Hof« around today’s church
  • 1660 – Approval is granted for more major construction work
  • 1675 – Consecration of the chapel to which the miracle-working image of St. Mary of the Carmelites is transferred
  • 1705-15 – The church is built
  • 1802 – Following the secularisation, the convent church which, up to then, had been consecrated in the name of St. Joseph, becomes a parish church and consecrated in the name of St. Mary

Let us remain close in the same prayer! May the Lord bless you abundantly!

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