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Address: Matthiasstrasse, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 651 17090

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The Church reliquary

This is one of the most revered temples of Trier – despite the fact that from there to the Hauptmarkt Platz are almost 3 kilometers. It is where Kaiserstrasse is coming close to... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of the most revered temples of Trier – despite the fact that from there to the Hauptmarkt Platz are almost 3 kilometers. It is where Kaiserstrasse is coming close to the railroad. Inside the church, believed to be are stored many sacred relics. Among them there is the gold cross (from the 13th century chapel of the... More 

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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I needed to see Saint Mathew for my apostle collection having seen Saint Peter, Paul, and Mark and a few others that escape me at the moment. The church is a way from downtown Trier and when we arrived, the monks were singing Vespers so I couldn't get too too close to the tomb. But beautiful none the less.

1 Thank Anastasia B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We tried and tried to find this church. Once we had given up, it was suddenly in front of us. It is a small but beautiful place. So if you are nearby it would be worth your while to stop by and take a peek.

Thank J-W
Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The wedding was in 1978. Presiding was an Anglican Priest from Luxembourg. It was quiet, peaceful, and as we are still together, the influence of St. Mathias in memorable

1 Thank Keydet72
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Matthias Church on Castle Hill is breath taking. After visiting St. Stephen's Basilica and Matthias Church in the same day, there's no contest. Matthias wins hands down. Just a super treat to the eye. There are even tours in various languages if you want to wait. When you're on Castle Hill, despite the entrance fee, this is another MUST while... More 

1 Thank EDD1967_83
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

We went their completely accidentally. Its the third most popular pilgrimage for Catholics after St Peters and Santiago de Compostela. When we went in to be honest I thought it was closed as there was no one else there. Because of its importance its very impressive, Saint Mathias is down in the crypt and its the first one I have... More 

1 Thank AberdeenAbroad
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

The church-is the last resting place of St.Mathias, the apostle who replaced Judas Iscariot, and the only apostle to be buried north of the Alps. It is a good walk from the centre of Trier but well worth the effort, it is a peaceful and unpretentious place of worship that although imposing in size has a simple and welcoming atmosphere.

3 Thank putneyhouse
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a functioning church, we walked quietly through and witnessed the history, the beauty and the serene of the church and it's contents.

1 Thank Annette P
Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I don't know all of the history like some of the other reviewers, but I do know that this was worth the time that we spent looking for the abbey. As it is a functioning church, we walked quietly through and witnessed the history, the art, and the serene beauty of the church and it's contents.

Thank RDWNG1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

it was truly moving and fascinting to see the tomb of one of the 12 Apostles and the only one to be found north of the Alps. A beautiful and memorable stop on a recent pilgrimage in Europe.

3 Thank Richard K

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