Be Inspired

Europe is a diverse and inspiring continent, full of fascinating details, places, people and events. Our religious heritage is not only a window into this past, but also provides enjoyment and inspiration for its architecture, its beauty and its splendour. These lists show some of the ways that Europe's religious heritage can be enjoyed today.

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Europe's Oldest Pipe Organs

Organs contribute to the magical atmosphere of the churches. These massive instruments, perched as if by a miracle, are works of art made for centuries by a true artisanal elite.

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Castle Chapels

The chapels of castles are often moving testimonies of the life of the chatelains, and bear the traces of their weddings, coronations or burials. If you visit these castles, don't forget to take a look at their chapels!

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Lipót Baumhorn's Synagogues

Lipót Baumhorn (1860-1932) was one of the greatest synagogue architects in Europe, whose monumental work can be admired in the former territory of the Kingdom of Austria-Hungary.

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Monastic Libraries

Before gradually spreading to all strata of society in the 19th and 20th centuries, literacy was the responsibility of the clergy, especially monks. So it is not surprising that monastic libraries are among the oldest, and most impressive, that have been passed down to us.

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University Churches

For the first week of school, we have drawn up a list of famous university churches and chapels. Let yourself be carried away by these places which will take you back to the creation of universities in Europe, far back in the Middle Ages.

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Monasteries of Moldova

Wedged between Romania and Ukraine, Moldova is one of Europe's last and best-kept secrets. In these orthodox lands, monks been building impressive monasteries since at least the 15th century.

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Road Churches of Germany

Summer often means long journeys on the highways. In northern European countries the main roads are dotted with Road Churches, a network of churches open to truckers and holidaymakers passing through. In Germany, more than anywhere else, Road Churches have been given a special architecture, which these examples illustrate.

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Churches of Brussels

Intro: The historic city of Brussels, included in what locals call the "sacred island", contains an astonishing mix of architectural styles and a history that is reflected in its churches.