Hanstedt I: St. Georg

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  • Siegfried LG

    The St. George Church is part of the Protestant-Lutheran parish and is one of the oldest churches in the Lüneburg Heath.The origin of the Hanstedter Feldsteinkirche dates back to 980 AD, when the nave was built. On the ceiling inside the church you will find this year. It has a massive Feldsteinmauerwerk with round-arched windows. The nave has a flat ceiling and the choir room from the Gothic period a vault.In place of an old defense tower, a new tower was built in 1887. He has a bell of 1465 and 1844 each.In the sanctuary there is a winged altar from the 15th century decorated with mainly gold. On the side wall of the church hangs an image of the Last Supper, which had been in place since the Reformation. The altar steps are surrounded by a rare altar-gallery and the windows in the choir show pictures of the birth, baptism, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. From 1702 is the pulpit, a beautiful carving work of the Baroque with Christ, the 4 Evangelists as well as Peter and Paul. The organ was made by the workshop Emil Hammer Organ Building (1887/1970).Sources.

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    • April 29, 2018

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Location: Lüneburg Heath, Lower Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation60 m

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