St. George's Church

Wismar, Germany

St. George's Church belongs to the most significant historical monuments of North German brick Gothic architecture. It was constructed in a long period spanning the Late Middle Ages and the Reformation, undergoing several design changes before its final completion in 1594. The colossal nave and transept is testament to the last great parish church constructed in the Middle Ages in Northern Germany. After extensive damage by an air raid in April 1945, the church could no longer be used.

Until January 1990 the church remained a dangerously insecure ruin in the town, and a great storm that month lead to the collapse of its North gable. This event however provided the impetus to secure and then restore the church with help from the Deutschen Stiftung Denkmalschutz (German Foundation for Monument Protection).

The efforts of the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz alongside funding at municipal, federal state and national level as well as numerous private donors have made it possible to not only rebuild this Gothic monument but provide greater public access to it and enable it once again to be used by the Lutheran Church.

In total more than 40 million Euros have been invested in the reconstruction. Despite the building activity, St. Georgen has established itself as an attractive cultural venue, with well-received congresses, exhibitions, concerts, readings and church events having all taken place there.

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Glatter Aal 1, Wismar, Germany
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.eurob.org
www.wismar.de

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ching_huey tee (4 years ago)
English speaking and friendly security guards. Not to miss out the lift trip to the roof top of the church. Ticket is EUR3 for adult and EUR2 for student. Overview the whole Wismar town from the roof top would be a nice experience.
syafa haack (4 years ago)
It has a modern elevator that can load wheel chair and stroller. The ticket is only 3€ for adult. Children are free of charge.
Osama Siam (4 years ago)
Very nice historical church with original structure kept as it was built. Inspirational simple interior.
SACHIT VARMA (5 years ago)
Beautiful church! Was under renovation when I was there. The red stone neo-gothic structure is pretty well known in this area. Has a lift that can be used at very cheap prices to go to the top for a panoramic view of Wismar.
Maneck Tandon (6 years ago)
Beautiful!
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