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The Protestant-Lutheran St. Johannis Church looks like a pretty village church in the midst of Hamburg's urban architecture. Visitors can marvel at artistically carved figures of priests on the front benches and, above all, many precious paintings. One shows Samuel Heinicke, cantor of the church from 1768 to 1778 and one of the pioneers in the German deaf school.
The church was first mentioned in documents in 1267, but is probably much older. As early as 840 Ebbo, Archbishop of Reims, is said to have founded it. This makes it one of the oldest parishes in North Elbian territory. The church became evangelical in 1530. Over the centuries, the building suffered repeatedly from looting in the course of armed conflicts. The Second World War survived unscathed.The church has been in its present form with the rectangular half-timbered hall measuring a good 33 meters by 12 meters since 1622. In the 20th century several extensive renovations were necessary, with the church receiving a tower entrance and a chimney barrel vault.
July 13, 2019
The St. Johannis Church is a Protestant Lutheran parish church in the Hamburg district of Eppendorf. It is one of the oldest foundations in North Elbian territory, was the center of a large parish for a very long time and is the mother church of many other churches in northern Hamburg. The named after John the Baptist building is considered the best known "wedding church" in Hamburg.
July 23, 2018
The striking Neo-Gothic church was designed by the Berlin city planner and church architect Johannes Otzen (1839-1911). The church has a four-aisled brick basilica with transept in neo-Gothic style. It is the first sacred building ever built by Johannes Otzen, who created a total of 22 churches and is considered to be perhaps the most important church architect of the late 19th century.
February 7, 2019
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