The foundation stone was made in 1156 in the time Vizelin as a monastery church of the monastery Segeberg, a former, abolished in the Reformation monastery of the Augustinian Canons of Windesheim. The Marienkirche is thus one of the oldest churches in Schleswig-Holstein and at the same time the first church with a brick vault. 1199, the current church for the first time in a deed of Pope Innocent III. (1198-1216). He probably could not be completed until the 13th century.Around 1470, the church was extended to the east by a choir room and built a ridge turret with bells. After the monastery was dissolved in 1522 and damaged during the Thirty Years' War, these parts of the building fell into decay and were demolished, as was the northern branch. As early as 1573, the altar altarpiece of the retable had been converted into the prechor, which still houses it today.The conversion of the church from 1761 to 1764 was particularly profound: the southern branch of the cross arm was torn down, the church received a large sloped roof over all three naves, and the main entrance was relocated to the middle of the southern nave. 1864-1867, the original basic form of the church as a basilica with transept by Hermann Georg Krüger was restored. The tower and the whole church received a new walling. Today's external appearance goes back to these measures. From 1957-1959, extensive renovations had to be carried out because the church was in danger of collapse. Since 2010 renovations are taking place again.
September 13, 2017
The Marienkirche in Bad Segeberger city center is the oldest three-aisled vault basilica of the brick Romanesque of Northern Elbe and was an architectural model of the younger dome in Lübeck and Ratzeburg. Today it is the church of the Evangelical Lutheran church Segeberg.
September 5, 2018
The construction of this church began in 1156 and became a model for the dome in Ratzeburg (construction began in 1160) and Lübeck (construction began in 1173). The Segeberger church has been restored to its impressive late-Romanesque interior design through extensive restoration over the last 150 years. In the 19th century she got her neuromanic outward appearance.
January 3, 2019
Directly on the market square in the pedestrian zone of the Bad Segeberger city center stands the Marienkirche, one of the most important Romanesque buildings in northern Germany. Construction began in 1156. It was the first building in which the vault was made of brick. The carved altar is a work from the 16th century.
The three-aisled brick basilica, which was mentioned for the first time in 1199, offers in its simple beauty the ideal setting for choir and chamber music concerts of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Especially worth seeing are the magnificent carved altar, which was built around 1515, and the bronze baptism of 1447.
Since 2010 the church has been renovated. Details can be found under Renovation Marienkirche.
January 5, 2019
The altar in St. Mary's Church is 500 years old.
The late-Gothic, three-winged high altar was made around 1515 and set up three years later in the Marienkirche. He is considered one of the most beautiful medieval altars in Schleswig-Holstein. However, he has not yet come to know the scientific appraisal which, in the opinion of experts, is due to him - which may also be due to the fact that neither the founders nor the design regulations, the artist, the workshop, the costs or the date of the dedication are present.
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January 5, 2019
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