Güstrow Cathedral

Güstrow, Germany

Güstrow Cathedral is a Brick Gothic Lutheran cathedral initially completed in 1335. It is the oldest extant building in Barlachstadt Güstrow. The church was originally dedicated by the Bishop of Kammin. The cathedral's charter was removed in 1552, and the cathedral fell into disuse and was used to house vehicles for 12 years. In 1568 it began to be used as an evangelical palace chapel and resting place for Güstrow's aristocratic house, maintaining this honour until 1695.

The Güstrow Cathedral attests to the influence of several different styles: began as a Romenesque building it was completed as a Brick Gothic site. The cathedral is home to a multitude of artistic treasures spanning a historical period lasting from the Late Romantic epoch through to the Early Modern period. Amongst the most well-known are a Late Gothic winged altar made by Hinrik Bornemann, a monument to Duke Ulrich designed by Phillip Brandin and an apostle figure conceptualised by Ernst Barlach, known as 'the Waverer'. The latter was dedicated to the war in 1927; was denounced as 'degenerate art' in 1937 and was melted military for use during the Second World War. In 1953, the 'Waverer' was remolded, and was replaced in the cathedral, hanging above a 18th century cast-iron baptism font.

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Domplatz 2, Güstrow, Germany
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Founded: 1335
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Christof Niehaus (10 months ago)
Like many churches in the region, completely made of brick - an imposing building from the outside. I was welcomed with beautiful organ music - unfortunately it will end soon. There's a lot to see inside, not just the Angel of Barlach.
Murray Pearce (3 years ago)
If you love history you will love this
Ralf Schmidt (3 years ago)
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samer hasan (3 years ago)
In the center of Güstrow city, nice place to visit
Rene Janke (3 years ago)
Tolles Gebäude außen wie innen unbedingt sehenswert, wenn man in Güstrow ist.
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