St. Mary's Church

Stendal, Germany

The Gothic spires of St. Mary's Church reach upwards and towards the heavens, towering impressively in the background of the town hall. First mentioned in archival records dating to 1283, the church was later rebuilt as a three-aisled hall church, and is today considered to have one of the most impressive Brick Gothic interiors thanks to its vaults. Amongst the most impressive features in the church is a choir screen dating to the second half of the 15th century– behind the screen is an ornate, Late gothic goldleaf wood carved altar with two doors. The church also boasts a unique astronomic clock that's still in operation today.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Alexander (2 years ago)
The brick dominates north of Magdeburg ? And so here in beautiful Stendal, with its historic old town and St. Mary's Church ⛪
H.W. Dinkelbach (3 years ago)
Lettner
Zaki Neekzad (3 years ago)
Worship time please Thanks
Romano Mantek (3 years ago)
A very nice old place, unfortunately the donations are not enough.
Steffen Z. (4 years ago)
Impressive building with great history and rare astronomical clock. Very friendly staff. A must!
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