St. Nicholas Church

Bielefeld, Germany

Not far from the Old Market Square stands Bielefeld’s oldest town church, Altstädter Nicolaikirche, which became an independent parish church in 1236. The interior of this Gothic hall church (1340) features a priceless wooden altar carved at the Antwerp workshops of the St. Luke’s guild in 1524. The carvings depict more than 250 figures in scenes from biblical stories.

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Founded: 1340
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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