Propstei Church Dortmund – city centre Catholic church

Dortmund is a Protestant city. At least that is the impression you get when you look at the number of Protestant churches in the city centre. In fact, although there are almost as many Catholics here as there are Protestants, there is only one Catholic church in the centre of the city: The Propstei St. John the Baptist Church Dortmund.

Its history began in the 14th century near today’s Hansa Square (Hansaplatz). At that time the monks of the Domincan order settled in Dortmund and built the church directly beside their monastery. Since the Middle Ages, numerous art treasures have accumulated there.

Propstei Church

44137 Dortmund

Art treasures in the Propstei Church Dortmund

The most famous is the high altar by Derick Baegert. The altar depicts the crucifixion of Jesus, but also boasts the oldest picture of the city of Dortmund.

In contrast to the Reinoldi Church, the Propstei Church has its own inner courtyard. Next to a small garden with a fountain, tucked away in the courtyard you will find the Linus restaurant. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a while and enjoy a cup of coffee or a tasty "pilsken" (beer).