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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Frank Almreiter (3 years ago)
Burkhard Haasch (4 years ago)
C** N. (4 years ago)
Schöne norddeutsche Dorfkirche mit Friedhof drum herum.
Berthold Marien (5 years ago)
Ein sehr schönes Erntedankfest erlebt, danke.
Nsy K. (6 years ago)
Toller Ort. Idyllisch gelegen und schön umrandet mit hohen Bäumen
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