St. John's Church

Petersdorf, Germany

St. John's Church in Petersdorf dates from the 13th century. Its 64-metre-high steeple was used as a daymark by ships on the Fehmarn Belt and Sound, as it is visible for up to 20 miles at sea. The church and adjacent cemetery are surrounded by 64 lime trees. The altar triptych dating from the 14th century is considered a masterpiece of Gothic carving skill. The oldest artefact is the font of Gotland limestone. The church also contains a particularly valuable 15th century altar shrine.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Luise Erben (2 years ago)
Very friendly and competent.
Petra Rohwer (3 years ago)
The church is great to buy homemade knitwear, books, pictures and and
Irene Ernst (4 years ago)
A great idea, so simple and impressive!
Tanja Büll (4 years ago)
Nice little church. Regrettably, my experiences are only mediocre because the grave maintenance is collected here but the service is not provided
Michael Axt (4 years ago)
Very nice church and we were very happy to be here
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