Altenkirchen Parish Church

Altenkirchen, Germany

The Protestant parish church at Altenkirchen is one of the oldest church buildings on the island of Rügen. The predecessor of the current church could have been a Slavic burial mound. Soon after the Christianization Danish builders erected a three-nave Romanesque church in 1168. The apse and choir were completed in 1200 and the baptismal font in 1240. There is also a triumphal cross from the 14th century. The freestanding belfry of the church dates from the 17th century. The Baroque altar from 1724 was made in the workshop of Elias Kessler from Stralsund.

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Founded: 1168
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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