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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Wolfgang Rost (21 months ago)
Schöne Kirche von innen und außen. Mitten in der Stadt gelegen. Kleine Grünfläche davor und außerdem das Lutherdenkmal. Zur Zeit wird innen ein wenig renoviert. Am schönsten sind die Krippenspiele der Kinder der Gemeinde am Heiligabend.
Marko Werner (21 months ago)
Hatte leider zu. Hier predigte Martin Luther.
Heloisa Ged (2 years ago)
Kevin Brzosa (2 years ago)
Auch für einen nicht Gläubigen Menschen ist es durchaus einmal spannend sich dieses Gebäude anzusehen. Eine imposante Erscheinung neben einigen hochmodernen Gebäuden. Trotz des Alters dieser Kirche (Immerhin haben hier die Eltern von Johann Sebastian Bach geheiratet) macht dieses Gebäude keinen maroden Eindruck. Es gibt sogar eine Lautsprecheranlage scheinbar für Gottesdienste. So etwas habe ich in einer Kirche dieser Größe weder erwartet noch jemals zuvor gesehen.
Mr. Nobody (3 years ago)
Sowohl von außen als auch von innen sehr schön anzusehen.
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