I’m spending a month in Germany as a visiting scholar at the University of Würzburg, as guest of the liturgy chair. Over the next few days I intend to do some blogging about my experiences here. Thought a good place to begin might be with the view from the window of my office here: the apse and towers of St. Kilian’s cathedral.
Here is some background. St. Kilian’s Cathedral is located in the center of the old town. The diocese dates from 741. There were two predecessor buildings to the current one. The present Romanesque building was originally completed around 1187, and of course went through modifications as the centuries passed. The building was almost completely destroyed in World War II and later rebuilt, so it is very much a combination of old and new.