St. Nicholas' Cathedral

Stendal, Germany

St. Nicholas' Cathedral is a significant, well preserved example of northern German Late Brick Gothic; the church features three aisles, two transepts and a single-aisled ambulatory. Particularly impressive is the church's northern tiered gable. The church features 22 stained glass features considered to be treasures of international significance, a feature of the cathedral elevating the building to a heritage site of Europe-wide importance.

The cathedral was founded in 1188 by Margrave Otto II. The construction of present building was begun in 1423. In World War II the cathedral suffered damages during an air raid on April 8, 1945. The vault of the south transept and parts of the cloister were destroyed. The medieval windows had been removed before and survived.

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Am Dom 18, Stendal, Germany
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Founded: 1188
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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