Seemannskirche Prerow

Seemannskirche Prerow

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Recommended by 161 out of 192 cyclists

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  • Siegfried LG

    The Prerow sailor's church is one of the oldest monuments in the region.
    In 1296 Prince Wizlaw II of Rügen sold the monks of the Cistercian monastery Neuenkamp (today Franzburg to Grimmen) the peninsula Zingst. Their task was the church supply of Darsses. They lived according to the rule of the order "ora et labora" - "pray and work" and provided also for work - and for education. Forest was cleared, farms were built on the church site and not far from the site of today's church, a wooden church was built - on the Zingster side near the Prerow stream.
    The Prerow stream was an important link for fishing and shipping between the lagoon and the sea. He separated the island of Zingst from Darss. However, the surrounding area was most likely to be at the mercy of the storm surges. Thus, the courtyards fell victim to the storm surges in 1625 (February 10) and 1694, and the wooden church was damaged as well.1726-1728, at the time of Sweden, a new church was built, a half-timbered building. Since 1927, the bell tower has directed seamen from the Baltic Sea - through the Prerow stream - to the Prerow harbor. This time, the church was placed at the highest point of the church to better protect it from storm surges. From the great storm surge, on November 13, 1872, she was spared. On the outside of the churchyard wall one can see today how high the water level was at that time.Opening hours:
    Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm
    Sundays from 1pm to 6pm
    Worship: Sundays 10.30

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    • June 1, 2017

  • Tanja

    The Seemannskirche Prerow is an 18th century church in the Baltic Sea resort of Prerow in Western Pomerania. It is the oldest church on the Darß and once also served as a point of reference for seafaring.

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    • September 28, 2020

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    In 1990 I saw the sailor's church for the first time now, after many years many things have changed positively.

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    • June 13, 2017

  • RF1950

    The church was built around 1290

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Ullij

    Nice little church with many references to seafaring - votive ships inside, seaman's gravestones behind the church.

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    • June 26, 2021

  • tiril

    The church has a unique equipment!

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    • July 4, 2021

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Location: Prerow, Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany


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