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Predigerkirche church description and photos - Switzerland: Basel. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Predigerkirche.
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The Predigerkirche church is located near the university hospital on Totentants street. The street got its name, which translates as "Dance of Death" because of the huge fresco of the same name, which was painted on the fence of the Dominican cemetery, adjacent to the Predigerkirche church. It depicted 37 characters - representatives of various strata of society, who, lined up in a chain, walked towards death. Over time, the medieval painting began to deteriorate, so in 1805 the locals removed it from the wall. Only 19 fragments have survived from it, which are now kept in the city history museum.
The Predigerkirche church, erected in 1233-1237 at the Dominican monastery, 32 years after construction, became one of the first temples in the region, remade in a gothic manner. In the middle of the XIV century, it was practically destroyed by tremors. The temple was quickly restored and decorated with interesting frescoes depicting saints.
The church experienced hard times during the Reformation. The Dominican monastery was closed and the Predigerkirche temple was plundered. The empty sacral building was turned into a barn. This continued until the middle of the 19th century, when they remembered the church and began to restore it.
One of the treasures of the Predigerkirche church is a luxurious 15th century baptismal font, which was found by archaeologists during the study of another Basle church of St. Leonard.
A thin tower overlooking the Predigerkirche church was built in the first half of the 15th century. It is modeled on the bell tower of the Ulm Cathedral. On its facades you can see images of Jesus Christ.
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