Kirdorfer Dom - Bad Homburg, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring
N 50° 14.472 E 008° 36.634
32U E 472230 N 5565521
Quick Description: The "Kirdorfer Dom" is also called "Tanunsdom" or "St. Johanneskirche" - Der Kirdorfer Dom wird auch Taunusdom oder St. Johanneskirche genannt
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 12:00:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4R9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This church was build from 1858 to 1862. It is the fourth church on this place. The oldest one was destroyed by a fire in the year 1622.

Inauguration was on 31 August 1862 by the bishop Wilhelm Emanuel von Ketteler. Accordingly the plaque outside of the church entrance reads: Catholic parish church St. Johannes. Build 1858-1862 under the command of bishop Wilhelm Emanuel von Ketteler on basis of constructions plans made by Ignaz Opfermann, Mainz.

The size (approx): height of the spiry: 50 meter; length: 50 m, width: 23 m; height: 23 m. Since 1950 there are again four bells in the spiry, weighting 3,986 kg in total.

More details can be found on the website of the church community (visit link) or here (visit link)
and more pictures (virtuell tour) can be found on (visit link)


Einweihung dieser Kirche war nach 4jähriger Bauzeit am 31.8.1862 durch Bischof Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler. An dieser Stelle standen bereits vier andere Kirche. Die älteste war 1622 abgebrannt.

Die Größenangaben zur Kirche (ca.): Turmhöhe 50 m, Länge 50 m, Breite 23 m, Höhe 23 m. Seit 1950 läuten wieder 4 Glocken, die mit einem Gesamtgewicht von 3.986 Kg die nun fast doppelt so schwer sind wie ursprünglich geplant.

Weitere Angaben und mehr Bilder können auf den oben verlinkten Seiten angeschaut werden.
Am Kirchberg 2 61350 Bad Homburg v.d.Höhe

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Date founded or constructed: 1858 - 1862

Web site: [Web Link]

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