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Cathedral , St Blaise , Black Forest, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany ,

Google translation : Cathedral of St. Blaise - The magnificent dome of the former Benedictine abbey church draws the viewer's gaze involuntarily up. How does a so majestic -looking church in the solitude of the forest Albtals ? This question can not be answered without the brilliant person and the builder of his spiritual worldview Abbot Martin Gerbert . Strongly influenced by the ideas of the French Enlightenment , which sought to replace faith in God through faith in reason , he tried to save the threatened cancellation of the Benedictine monastery after the catastrophic fire of the year in 1768. The construction of this cathedral was to be a stone that has become witness to the new era of intellectual history . A response to the Enlightenment in three ways: through its theological conception of the compatibility of faith and reason, the new neoclassical architecture, which allowed the religious building in the style of modernism, finally as a \ (H. Brommer )\n Less than 100 years later, in 1874 , the cathedral underwent again a severe fire disaster . 200 years after the consecration of today's interior design was created through a comprehensive restoration : The Rotunda shines in white marble , the pews and the organ at the end of the monk choir stand to the color contrast . The harmony and endless vistas of the interior is probably based on the regularity of proportions. The circular area corresponds to the central dome 36 meters in diameter with exactly the height from the floor to the apex of the dome. The columns that span the space as an inner shell , stand 18 meters up and support the dome as a hemisphere with a radius of 18 meters also . The choir in turn has a length of two times 18 equal to 36 meters. The outer dimensions are based on this harmony : the width of the facade of 50 meters is the height of the main ball , which in turn is 50 meters high. On the dome radiates visible from the golden orb with the cross, proclaimed by the time St. Blaise was still imperial abbey . (Source: www.dom -st- blasien.de )
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