The Collegiate Church
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The historical roots of the collegiate church go back to the time of Emperor Frederick I, otherwise known as Barbarossa. In the 12th century, Barbarossa not only had the great Imperial Palace built, giving the city of Kaiserslautern its name. He also founded a monastery here, to which he sent monks of the Premonstratensian Order. In the early 16th century, the monastery was converted into a secular foundation, and just a few decades later this was closed in the course of the Reformation. Since then, the collegiate church has been a Protestant parish church.