From the Late Middle Ages to Secularisation
In later times and with the increasing softening of this purist view, rich furnishings were gradually installed in the abbey church, not least numerous altars, which were often donations from noblemen. All the late medieval altarpieces were lost in the Thirty Years' War.
Until secularisation, the church was again adorned with an enormous Baroque décor , which was given to surrounding parishes or otherwise lost after the dissolution of the monastery in 1803.
Today, there is hardly any other place in Germany where one can study and experience the purism of Romanesque architecture as impressively as in the Eberbach basilica.
As the basilica is included in the general renovation, viewing may be temporarily restricted. We ask for your understanding.
The basilica is available for events. You can find more information in our Events.