A mission center in the Early Middle Ages. Almost 1000 years ago this island became the epicenter of Christianity in Carinthia. Today this site, which over centuries became a peninsula, mostly attracts visitors who are looking for recreation.
The crypt of the cathedral of Merseburg St. Johannes and Laurentius from the early 11th century is one of the most important and most beautiful examples of the Romanesque architecture in Germany. In the cathedral`s library the famous “Merseburger spells ” were discovered, written in old-high-German language.
The cathedral of Havelberg was built immediately after the so-called crusade against the Wends and the final repression of the Slavic tribes in 1149. Monks lived in the monastery belonging to the cathedral according to the Premonstratensian rule until its rescission in 1507.
The origins of the protestant St. Maurice and Catherine`s church are in the 10th century, when Emperor Otto I a monastery in Magdeburg. The toddonated ay gothic appearing sacral building holds still innumerable traces of the Romanesque previous building worth being discovered and admired.
Among the many outstanding pieces of art are the west-choire with its display of the Passion story and the famous founding figures Uta and Ekkehart.
The romanesque elements of the cathedral add to its plain beauty.
The Monastery Đurđevi Stupovi is located near Novi Pazar, on top of a cone-like elevation, a rare position in the Serbian Medieval Art for a monastery being on a prominent place.
The Sopoćani Monastery is situated near the source of the River Raška, not far from the ancient town of Ras, once the Serbian Capital. The Monastery with the church devoted to Trinity, it is the endowment of King Uroš I (1243-1276).
The Monastery is located on the raised plateau above the river Brvenica on the woody slopes of Golija Mount. The year of its foundation cannot be determined; it is taken as if it were in the last quarter of XIII century.
The Monastery is near the Ibarska Gorge, near the settlement of Ušće, surrounded by fascinating hilly and lush forest landscape. The construction of the Monastery is associated with the zenith might of Stefan Nemanja.
The Žiča Monastery with the Church of the Savoir (Ascension of Christ) is in Central Serbia, between Kraljevo and Mataruška Spa, and was commissioned by Nemanja’s sons, Stefan the First Crowned and Sava. The time is not exactly known. It has been assumed that it was started in 1206 and most probably completed by 1220.