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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Vinay Kulkarni (9 months ago)
Nice church. Old vintage construction. Maintained beautifully.
Michael Drügg (11 months ago)
Worth seeing church which is now a museum. Admission of EUR 2.00 per person is reasonable
Nanne RvE (12 months ago)
Beautiful church, very interesting raised choir
GS Dani (13 months ago)
A beautiful church, with elegant statues, and very good for classic music concerts ?
Wolfgang Prof.Dr.med. Dieing (13 months ago)
Very nice "quarter to twelve" concerts
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