Kaufmannskirche St. Gregor

Erfurt, Germany

The Kaufmannskirche St. Gregor (Merchant's Church St Gregory) is a 14th-century Gothic parish church at Anger Square. It is one of the largest and most important original parish churches in Erfurt. The parents of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Ambrosius Bach and Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt married here in 1668.

The former Romanesque building (11th century) on the site was burnt down in 1291. The consecration of the Gothic basilica with twin choir towers took place in 1368. The altar (1625), pulpit (1598), baptismal font (1608), epitaphs (1584/85/90) are works of the Thuringian Late Renaissance and forms of Luther iconography of Erfurt sculptors and stone masons Hans Friedemann, the Elder and Younger. Martin Luther preached here on 22th October 1522.



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Founded: 1368
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Simone Weise (7 months ago)
A wonderful concert on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Erfurt Accordion Orchestra Robert Flache e.V.
D D (10 months ago)
The church is relatively simply furnished. However, the altar is very beautiful.
GirlMixALot (2 years ago)
When I enter, my first look is always backwards and upwards towards the organ. There is currently no traditional one here, but it is being planned. Beautiful church steeped in history. A very nice lady had all sorts of interesting facts to share.
M. Keller (2 years ago)
After years of renovation, a successful example of modern, bright furnishings and an interesting history. The beautiful altar "The Last Supper" by the Erfurt master Friedemann 1625 is particularly effective due to the color harmony of the floor and seating. It remains to be hoped that financing a new organ will be possible in the foreseeable future.
Christina Noack (2 years ago)
By chance, we were able to experience a concert with the dma ensemble in the church tonight, just wonderful
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