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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Christina Noack (7 months ago)
By chance, we were able to experience a concert with the dma ensemble in the church tonight, just wonderful
dani Unser schöner kahlgrund (7 months ago)
Very modern renovated Great high altar and pulpit toilets in the church
Bernhard Wanner (7 months ago)
wonderful concert with the Armida Quartet and Bach's Art of Fugue ? The interior renovation is very successful. In addition to the ears - also a feast for the eyes ?
Juanjo Part (12 months ago)
Pretty church located in the immediate vicinity of the historic center of Erfurt. It does not have much special, however, although it is beautiful and well preserved.
Shadenight123 (3 years ago)
Wonderful
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