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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Ralf Udo Haase (12 months ago)
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Ng ling ching (2 years ago)
Nice place
Thilo Volbracht (2 years ago)
Luther and I was here
Paul Maybury (2 years ago)
Fantastic acoustic
Ray Hutchings (2 years ago)
I was in Erfurt when I realised the connection with Johann Pachelbel and the Bach family. Pachelbel was employed as organist here in 1678. I took the opportunity to stand in the Church doorway and hummed Pachelbel's Canon in D.
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