A rather old religious building, one of oldest in Germany. Very revered, because according to tradition it was founded by St. Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine, just upon her returning from Jerusalem. Plan of the chapel the same Chevalley. However, what we see was constructed in the best case in the 11th century. Then its shape is cross, with an octagonal tower over the central crossing, and what later became usual for Western European religious architecture, in those times was innovative.
The attitude of parishioners to the church was little affected by the fact that it was standing far enough from the central part of the city with Hauptmarkt Platz. Several times the church was rebuilt, several times expanded and once added with a vestry. However, during the second world war the church was badly damaged. Conscientious Germans, of course, recovered, but the most exciting elements of the decoration were lost irretrievably. As a result, they adjoin to this old church a modern parish one , into which from the chapel was moved sculptured tombstone of the 17th century.
Of course, as a tourist attraction it is now noticeably inferior to many others.
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