St. Marien

St. Marien

Kretz

At the latest in the 1680s there was a simple Anna chapel at today's cemetery, which was built by the Counts of Virneburg and von der Leyen.
In 1867 the community decided to build a larger chapel.
In 1868 today's church was built in neo-Gothic style according to plans by the Cologne architect Vincenz Statz.
In 1960 there was a further expansion.
The church is dedicated to “honor the birth of Mary”.
The vault struts and pillars are made of Brohltaltuff.
Inside there is a valuable Madonna statue from the 13th century, as well as a rare depiction of Anna Selbdritt and a Sacred Heart figure.
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Opening hours

  • Vom January 1st bis December 31st
    Monday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Tuesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Wednesday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Thursday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Friday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Saturday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

    Sunday
    00:00 - 23:59 Uhr

Place

Kretz

Contact

St. Marien
Hauptstraße 35
56630 Kretz

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