Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Lübeck

Saint Catherine Church, Lübeck

architect

 

location

Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany

date

early 14th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick The facade is decorated with 20th century clinker brick sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks.

type

Church
 
   
St. Catherine Church in Lübeck is a Brick Gothic church which belonged to a former franciscan monastery in the name of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The Church was built in the early 14th century. It is part of the Lübeck world heritage and used as a museum church and exhibition hall by the Lübeck museums since 1980.

The exhibits include a copy of Saint George and the Dragon made by Bernt Notke for Storkyrkan in Stockholms Gamla Stan, an Epitaph by Godfrey Kneller in memory of his father and another one by Tintoretto, the Resurrection of Lazarus.

Some the former altars, like Hermen Rodes St. Luke altar, are on permanent exhibit in the St. Annen Museum in Lübeck.

links

 
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