Predigerkirche

Erfurt, Germany

Predigerkirche ('Preacher's Church') is a monastic church to the Dominican friary adjacent to the church. Predigerkirche was originally built by the Dominican Order in the 13th century, when the mystic Meister Eckhart was prior here. The church only became a Protestant church after the Reformation. The original building was modified in 1340-50, and the bell tower was built between 1447 and 1488. Around 1806 Predigerkirche was used as a POW camp, which led to damage to the interior and the equipment. Repairs were made around 1826.

The first organ of Predigerkirche was installed in 1567, built by Heinrich Compenius der Ältere. His grandson Ludwig Compenius built a new, Baroque style organ by 1650; it was the largest and most expensive organ in the city. Today, Predigerkirche uses a Schuke organ built in 1978.

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Founded: 1340-1350
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Myeongcheol Oh (8 months ago)
Historical church in Erfurt
René Marimba (9 months ago)
Sehr schönes und altbewährtes Kirchengebäude! Imposant und Malerisch zugleich! Einen Besuch immer wert!
Ulrich Haage (10 months ago)
Sowas wie zuhause. "Unsere" schlichte wie große Familienkirche. Gut für Auge, Ohr und Seele.
Caroline F. (12 months ago)
Wir waren hier auf einer der schönsten Hochzeiten. Ich habe selten eine Kirche gesehen, die so ansehnlich ist. Das Orgelspiel war auch einmalig.
Renatorius D (18 months ago)
Beautiful church
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