St. Nicholas Church (St. Nikolai Kirche) construction was started around 1230, making the building the second oldest church on the island. The size of the church was increased in 1470 and in 1508 the tower of the church was built.

There is a bronze font in the church which dates from 1391. It is not certain how it arrived at the church, but the casting carried an inscription which records that the font was given by Korp Benno the Bishop of Arosia. Another significant item of the 14th century is a polptych which has fourteen panels today but it is believed to have lost further panels. In addition there is another stone font that was rediscovered when nearby buildings were being built. It has since had a base added, and small restorations have also been made.

Amongst the church's artefacts on display is a large chest that was used for storing the parishioners contributions. After each service the collection bag would be emptied into the chest, but it would only be opened once a year. When it was opened then the funds would be distributed to those in need.

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Founded: c. 1230
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Anne Heinen (16 months ago)
Schöne Kirche...mit einem idyllischen Friedhof drum herum..
Frank Wehde (17 months ago)
Tolle Kirche und idyllischer Friedhof
Henrik Forsstrøm (18 months ago)
Super flot kirke, bare ærgerligt den ikke er åben i vinterhalvåret.
Servando Martinez (18 months ago)
Sehenswerte Kirche, hervorragende Akustik, auch die Andacht zu Silvester hat mir sehr gut gefallen
Christophe Le Mot (18 months ago)
Vielen Dank für den schönen Familiengottesdienst zum Heiligen Abend. Wir haben ihn während unseres Festtagsexils besucht und fühlten uns willkommen. Die Predigt war inspirierend und das Musical der Kinder sehr schön. Es war einige Tage Küchentischthema. Wir freuen uns auf einen weiteren Besuch! Ach und noch etwas: Die Website der Gemeinde ist gut. Hierüber habe ich schnell und gut die Gottesdienszzeiten und einige interessante Details über das Gemeindeleben herausgefunden.
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