St Peter's, the eastern end of bishop Bernold's Cross of Churches, has been very well preserved. It was built between 1040 and 1048. During a storm in 1674 it lost both its magnificent towers. One of the glories of St Peter's is its fine crypt in which Bernold's sarcophagus stands. The northern lateral chapel of the choir still has its Romanesque shape. The southern, Gothic chapel was built around 1310 and contains part of its original mosaic tiled floor. On both sides of the steps to the high choir four stone reliefs can be seen. They were found during the last restoration. In the nave the monolithic pillars of red sandstone are very conspicuous. Below the organ stands a painted brick coffin dating from the 14th century. In a room annexed to the western end of the church is an exhibition on the history of the church. The showcases contain finds from an excavation in the church. The Roman finds originate from a small Roman settlement which existed here between 47 and ca 250 AD.
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