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St. Blasien in the Black Forest

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Map: St. Blasien in the Black Forest

Information in brief

Description

St. Blasien is located in the valley of the Alb at the foot of the Feldberg mountain. A Benedictine monastery was mentioned in present-day St. Blasien for the first time in the 9th century. A new abbey church was built in the Early Classic style after a fire in 1768. With a diameter of 46 metres and a height of 63 metres, the dome is the third largest in Europe.

Dome St. Blasien
Photo: Inside the Dome

Further information - links

look-out tower
Photo: Look-out tower on Lehenkopf Mountain, 1039 m above sea level (before comprehensive refurbishment in 2014)

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