St. Giles' Church

Lübeck, Germany

St. Giles' Church is the smallest of the five major churches in Lübeck's Old Town and is adorned with Gothic wall paintings and elements from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.

It is the smallest of the five major churches in Lübeck's Old Town and lies at the centre of the former craftsmen's district and Ackerbürger on the eastern slope of the town centre's hill towards Wakenitz.

Today's three-naved hall church dates from the first third of the 14th century. St. Giles' is magnificently adorned with Gothic wall paintings and elements from the Baroque and Renaissance period and has numerous works of art. The carved choir (1587) by Tönnies Evers the Younger is a particular highlight as well as the Gothic wall paintings in the choir and in the tower hall.

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Founded: 1227
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.luebeck-tourism.de

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User Reviews

Henrik Forsstrøm (21 months ago)
Virkelig flot kirke med imponerende orgel og døbefont. Der er også et krybbespil.
Andre Baginski (21 months ago)
Mega, wie alle Kirchen der Stadt
Jens Svendsen (2 years ago)
Meget flot kirke med en god akustik vi var heldige da vi så og hørte en koncert der, meget spændende
Sven Saar (2 years ago)
Diese ist die kleinste der Lübecker Kirchen und auch innerhalb der Altstadt die abgelegenste. Daher auch nicht so viele Besucher, während die Stadtführer sie immer empfehlen. Natürlich auch backsteingotisch. Aber der Mittelturm ist schon interessant, dadurch scheint das ganze Gebäude zum Himmel zu streben. Im Inneren viele Schnitzarbeiten aus der Renaissance. Aber auch Ausstellung mit modernen Arbeiten. Viel als Konzerthalle genutzt, die Akustik wird immer wieder gelobt.
Martin Himmelstein (2 years ago)
Interessanter Kirchenbau mit einer klangvollen Orgel. Orgelkonzert ist zu empfehlen...
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