St. Catherine's Church

Lübeck, Germany

St. Catherine Church is a Brick Gothic church which belonged to a former Franciscan monastery in the name of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The Church was built in the early 14th century. It is part of the Lübeck world heritage and used as a museum church and exhibition hall by the Lübeck museums since 1980.

The exhibits include a copy of Saint George and the Dragon made by Bernt Notke for Storkyrkan in Stockholms Gamla Stan, an Epitaph by Godfrey Kneller in memory of his father and another one by Tintoretto, the Resurrection of Lazarus.

Some the former altars, like Hermen Rodes St. Luke altar, are on permanent exhibit in the St. Annen Museum in Lübeck.

The facade is decorated with 20th-century clinker brick sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Sven Saar (2 years ago)
Ehemalige Franziskanerklosterkirche, zwischenzeitlich über mehr als hundert Jahre säkularisiert gewesen. Später erneut geweiht. Dennoch steht die Kunst hier im Vordergrund: Exponate von Mittelalter bis klassischer Moderne (Barlachfiguren außen!!!) und wechselnde Ausstellungen. Dennoch: Nicht den Blick für das Haus verlieren! Auch in Backstein läßt sich wunderbares Maßwerk aufführen, das auch außen in Ruhe zu betrachten lohnt sich. IMposante Außenfassade!
Tomasz Świstak (2 years ago)
Piękny kościół, który byłby ozdobą każdego miasta, a trochę ginie w bogactwie Lubeki. Wstęp symbolicznie płatny.
Christel Dönitz (2 years ago)
In dieser Klosterkirche geht man über Gräber. Dicht an dicht reihen sich die Steinplatten aneinander. Bis in das 19.Jh diente diese schöne Kirche, hell und lichtdurchflutet, als Grablege. Viele Kunstschätze sind zu bewundern. Das zur Kirche gehörende Kloster wurde im 16 . Jh zum "Katharineum", einem Gymnasium Ein Besuch lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Wenn man im Internet guckt, findet manTermine für Konzerte. Die anwesenden Damen oder Herren an der Kasse sind auskunftsfreudig und verfügen über das entsprechende Wissen.
Tobias Storcks (2 years ago)
Eine architektonisch sehr schöne und beeindruckende Kirche. Im Inneren zeigen sich natürlich deutliche Abnutzungserscheinungen. Es wäre schön, wenn weitere Restaurierungen durchgeführt würden. Alles in allem atmet die Kirche Geschichte.
Robin (2 years ago)
Schönes Gebäude
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