Saturday, December 26, 2015


Received from: the USA
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date:  December 2015
Distance: 6596 km
Time of travelling: 10 days

St John`s Church is built on the site of an old Benedictine Abbey, which was established in the early 1600s, around the same time as the more famous Neumunster Abbey was built. The abbey wasn’t around for long however, being demolished to make way for the present church in the late 1700s. Now known as St Johns Church, the present building is a fantastic example of baroque/Renaissance architecture. Inside, St Johns Church is home to one of Luxembourg’s greatest religious treasures, the Black Madonna, which was created in the 14th Century and is said to have miracle powers.

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