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Die Florinskirche in Koblenz bei blauem Himmel ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH

The Florinskirche

Where cannonballs hang from the ceiling.

Built around 1100, Florinskirche once belonged to the canonical monastery of St. Florin and is now a Protestant parish church in the city center.

After French Revolutionary troops occupied Koblenz in 1794, St. Florin was secularized in 1803 and used as a magazine. At Napoleon's instigation, the Florinskirche was even to be converted into a municipal slaughterhouse with stalls.

But this did not happen: after the Prussians took over the city, King Frederick William III transferred the building to the Protestant military and civil congregation. in 1820, the Florinskirche was consecrated as a Protestant parish church and was thus the first Protestant church building in Koblenz.

The cannonball in the ceiling vault
The interior of the nave is harmonious and clearly proportioned. Baroque putti in the corners remind us that the vault, which was only inserted in the 16th century, was restored in 1708 after the destruction of 1688. In the vault above the baptismal font there is a cannonball. It was inserted here during the repair of the vault to commemorate the destruction of the city.
Die Florinskirche auf dem Florinsmarkt in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
An ensemble of four historic buildings

The Florinskirche together with the old Kauf- und Danzhaus, the Schöffenhaus and the Bürresheimer Hof form an ensemble of four historic buildings, which is one of the most beautiful groups of buildings in the city.

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Bürresheimer Hof und Altes Kauf- und Danzhaus auf dem Florinsmarkt in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH