Hamburg's oldest existing church is located directly on today's shopping street Mönckebergstraße and is named after the apostle and martyr Peter, who is represented with a key as "Himmelspförtner".It was probably founded at the beginning of the 11th century, appears in 1195 for the first time in a document as "Marktkirche". Around 1310/20 began the construction of a three-aisled Gothic hall church. With the addition of a second southern aisle towards 1418, the essential extensions were completed.A second tower, completed in 1516, even towered over the cathedral and set standards for all later church tower constructions in Hamburg. In 1842 the church fell victim to the Great Fire; Fortunately, most artworks were saved. As early as 1849, the church building, which was oriented towards medieval construction but rebuilt with numerous modifications, was re-consecrated.hamburg-tourism.de/sehen-erleben/historisches-hamburg/st-petri
November 5, 2019
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