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Mary's Church in Germany, Lubeck resort

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The Church of St. Mary is the most famous temple in the city, a symbol of the wealth and power of the Hanseatic city. The church is also the main decoration of the old part of Lübeck.

Previously, this place was a wooden church built in the era of the first German colonization. In 1156, a Romanesque brick church was erected on the site of the old church, which, however, in the 13th century ceased to meet the requirements of a prosperous and independent merchant class.

The construction of the new church began in 1250, and was completed only one hundred years later. The church played a significant role in the development of the city's architecture. Today it is considered the ancestor of the North German brick Gothic style, which served as a model for the construction of more than 70 churches in the Baltic region.

In 1310, a `` clerk's chapel '' appeared next to the eastern tower, combining the functions of a chapel and a vestibule. The chapel was also decorated with a portal that served as the main entrance from the Market Square. Today the chapel is a High Gothic masterpiece. From January to March, parish services are held in the chapel.

In 1390, the city authorities in the southeast of the deambulatory of the church built their own chapel & ndash; `` Burgomaster ''. The chapel on the top floor kept the most important city values ​​& ndash; letters, contracts, privileges and other documents.

During the Second World War, the church was almost completely burned down, as a result of the fire, the frescoes `` Gregorian Mass '' were destroyed. works by B. Notke, 'Dance of Death', 'Altar of the Trinity', 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem', as well as 'Organ of the Dance of Death'. In the memorial chapel, one can observe the fragments of bells that collapsed during the fire. The restoration of the church began in 1947 and lasted until 1959.

The church consists of three naves, side chapels, a bypass choir, a crown of chapels around the apse and a narthex with a transverse nave. The western façade is adorned with two high towers measuring 124.75 and 124.95 meters in length.

Today, the Church of St. Mary, along with other medieval buildings in the historic center of Lubeck, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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