St. Gereon (Monheim)

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St. Gereon with rectory (left)
St. Gereon with the Romanesque tower
Floor plan of the old church in 1894

St. Gereon is the Roman Catholic parish church of Monheim am Rhein ( Mettmann district ) in North Rhine-Westphalia .


Today's parish church emerged from a separate church of the Cologne Gereonsstift , which was incorporated into it in 1223. The Romanesque tower of this church has been preserved, the core of which was built around 1300. The old church itself was a three-aisled pillar basilica from the end of the 11th century with the west tower added later. The dilapidated northern aisle was demolished in 1817 and re-listed in 1818, as was the southern half in 1825. At the same time, the entire eastern section was re-listed. This largely reconstructed Romanesque church was destroyed in the Second World War except for the tower and was replaced by a two-aisled brick building from 1951 to 1953. The tower, the Romanesque still in the bell storey Lisenengliederung received and pointed arches on the second floor dazzling displays of a restoration in the 19th century, was to secure retracted concrete ceilings. The slated pyramid roof was put on in 1988.


  • Clemen, Paul: The art monuments of the Rhine province, Volume 3: The art monuments of the cities of Barmen, Elberfeld, Remscheid and the districts of Lennep, Mettmann, Solingen . Düsseldorf 1894.
  • Dehio, Georg: Handbook of the German art monuments. North Rhine-Westphalia . First volume: Rhineland, Munich 2005.

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Coordinates: 51 ° 5 '25 "  N , 6 ° 52' 50.5"  E