Exterior of the church Dormotion Abbey Jerusalem
Jerusalem known for its famous places of both religious and historical importance. Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem is another place of both religious and historical importance.

Mount Zion is where the Benedictine Basilica of the Dormition (Dormition Abby) was errected. In the basement of the Abby there is a statue of the sleeping Holy Mother.
The Dormition Abbey is a massive structure, just outside the Zion Gate, and resembles a mighty fortress; it is topped by a high, domed belltower, a conical dome and corner towers.
The Dormition Abby was completed by Kaiser Wilhelm II between 1906 and 1910, on land given to him by the Turkish Sultan Chamid as a gift. The Church is based on plans by Heinrich Renard who used as a model the Carolingian cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle.

The Benedictine Community
As a german-speaking community of benedictine monks coming from several nations they live in the Holy Land. The community includes Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem and the Benedictine Monastery of Tabgha; they also have a house in Hildesheim / Germany.

Abbey of the Dormition, Jerusalem

Names: Abbey of the Dormition; Church of the Dormition; Dormition Abbey; Dormition Church; Dormitio Sanctae Mariae

Type of site: Catholic church; Benedictine abbey
Date: 191

Location: Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: 02/565-5330 Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri. 8:30-noon and 12:30-6; Thurs. 9:45-noon and 12:30-5:30; Sat. 8:30-noon and 12:30-5:30; Sun. 10:30-11:45 and 12:30-5:30
Cost: Free

Bus: 1, 2, 38

Mount Zion
Jerusalem 93546 Israel

+972 2 565 5330

Open Hours8a-noon, 12:30p-6p M-Sa, 9:30a-noon, 12:30p-6p Su, Roman Catholic Mass (German): 8.30a Su, 7a M-F
Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem is a massive structure that rises on Mount Zion
Attraction type: Historic site, Religious site. Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.
Dormition Abby According to Catholic theology and the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, Mount Zion is the place where the Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ, is said to have fallen asleep for the last time, just before she was taken into Heaven along with her soul after her death, which is also called the Assumption of Mary.
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