Minster Church St. Alexandri
Late Gothic hall church. Built from 1275 - 1506. Predecessor building around 1100. Until the Reformation pilgrimage church. On the outer walls numerous stonemasons and grinding grooves. Baroque helmet tower 1735. Inside: oldest dated and completely preserved choir stalls of Germany 1288, gothic candelabra 1420, baptismal font 1427, altar of St. Marien around 1500, epitaphs from 16th and 17th century.
(Source: information board at the church)
July 1, 2017
Construction and life in the Middle Ages
Over 200 years (1290-1506) the Einbecker needed the completion of the largest hall church in Northern Germany. Seven generations worked on her. Steinmetzzeichen on the outer wall testify to it. The funds were not enough for a planned massive twin-tower system. So a baroque hood completed the construction. The church thus has its typical stocky shape.
The pin was connected to a Latin school, which was one of the most famous North Germany. In the year of the big fire in 1540, the convent building, school and library burned down. In 1545 the monastery became Protestant - not entirely voluntary. Previously, a visitation had exposed the canons' complete ignorance of biblical and spiritual issues.
(Source: notice in a showcase in the church)
July 1, 2017
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