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The Salvatorkirche is an Evangelical Lutheran church on the Nicolaiberg in the city center of Gera in Thuringia. Along with the Johanniskirche and the Trinity Church, it is one of the three inner-city churches in Gera.
storyOn the Nicolaiberg there was originally a chapel consecrated to St. Nicholas and a Terminihaus (lodging house for mendicant monks). The chapel, after which the mountain is called "zcu Gera uf sente Nycolaus berge" as early as 1333, burned down in the town fire of 1686. In 1717 the ruins were torn down to make way for the new church.
The baroque church itself was built in the years 1717 to 1720 according to plans by the electoral Saxon state master builder David Schatz, but the tower - after the necessary funds had been obtained with a specially established tower construction lottery - only in the years 1775 to 1778 according to plans by Gerardo Hofmann. Only two years later, the church was destroyed in the Gera city fire in 1780. In contrast to
January 6, 2022
For me personally the most beautiful church in Geras.
February 15, 2022
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