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Hirzenach

The village of Hirzenach lies between the slately slopes of the river Rhine. The former provestry church and present parish church, an impressive building dating back to the 18th century is well worth a visit. The romanesque basilica in the shape of a cross with a mighty tower and early gothic choir is a worthy witness of a former cloister. The cloister was first built in 12th century by order of the Benedictine Abbey in Siegburg. The provestry with its evergrowing wealthy interior remained under the administration of the Abbey in Siegburg, until the French Revolution. In 1802 the provostry was secularised and the church became the parish church.

regioNet mittelrhein (Institute for Historical Geography, University of Mainz)