One of the most important architectural landmarks in Schleswig-Holstein, the Schleswig Cathedral towers over the city of Schleswig. It was established as a Romanesque basilica in 1134, built using granite, brick and tuff from the Rhine, before being reconstructed as High Gothic hall church from the 13th century. It was here that the Danish King Niel’s headless body was laid out after being pulled from the Schlei by local fishermen and it’s believed that he still haunts the cathedral to this day.
In 1888, a Gothic revival western tower was added at the request of King William II of Prussia and its viewing platform now offers commanding panoramas across the city of Schleswig, the Schlei and the charming fishing village of Holm ...
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