The St. Michaeliskirche is one of the three main churches in Lüneburg. As a former monastery church, it also has a special position among the sacred buildings of Lüneburg.
The oldest evidence of the Church of St. Michaelis in Lüneburg is also the oldest documentary mention of our city: In 956 Otto I guarantees the Michaelis monastery the customs revenue from the sales of the salt works. At this time, the Michaeliskoster with church is still in the castle on the once 80 m high Lüneburg Kalkberg. After the destruction in the course of the War of the Lüneburg Succession, the monastery was rebuilt in the immediate vicinity five years later, in 1376. Today the St. Michaelis Church stands on the foundations of the former Benedictine monastery, the remains of which are still visible today.
From the outside on the side of the choir, the view falls into the chapter house, which once served for readings or court hearings and was excavated in 1978. The room consists of two cross-rib vaulted yokes. It was probably part of the chapter room, the main meeting room of the monks.
October 13, 2020
Chapter House Michaeliskloster (built in 1376)
After the excavation of the filled in ruins, the ALA secured and restored them from 1981. Use by the ALA, with regard to the closed, still vaulted part, especially in the context of its events. Is owned by the district of Lüneburg.
January 22, 2021
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