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Peterskirche 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 Peterskirche.
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The Peterskirche church was consecrated in honor of the Apostle Peter. It stands at the crossroads of Petersgasse and Kelergesslein, northwest of & nbsp; Cathedral, in the Old Town of Basel. Traditionally, it is oriented from east to west. Since 1529 it has been operating as an evangelical Protestant church. Before her appearance, there was a cult building dating back to the 9th century on this site. By 1233 it received the status of a parish church, and a little later it was attached to the monastery. In 1356, an earthquake struck, which caused serious damage to the building, and the church had to be completely rebuilt. It was then that a choir was added to the church.
Today the church is a three-aisled basilica - the capacious main nave is separated by whitewashed walls with two lateral longitudinal naves. The walls are richly decorated with wall paintings and paintings of biblical subjects. In the southern side nave, in the Keppenbach chapel, there is the painting "Entombment" and the well-preserved wall fresco "Annunciation of the Virgin Mary" (1400). The chair dates back to 1620.
On May 13, 1760, a significant event took place in the church - a baptismal ceremony was held by Johann Peter Hebel, a famous German writer. In the Church of St. Peter to this day there is a font in which this ceremony took place, and a bronze bust of the writer, made and installed in 1899, is installed opposite the western wall.
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Topic: Church of Peterskirche (Peterskirche) description and photos - Switzerland: Basel.