Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Lübeck

Aegidienkirche (Lübeck)




Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany




Hanseatic Brick Gothic




The Aegidienkirche is the smallest and easternmost of Luebeck city churches, the holy Saint Giles consecrated. It was the center of the district of tradesmen, on the eastern slope of the hill city in the direction Wakenitz was located. In this quarter lived in surroundings of the church have always been many poor people. The remaining building of the Beginenkonvente as the Aegidienhof used to live today, the St. Anne's convent as a museum. Together they present the Aegidien-quarters of the old town of Luebeck.

1227 St. Aegidien was the first time mentioned. Not proven, but because the German for North Country unusual naming suspects, the original construction of a wooden church already exist between the years 1172 and 1182 under Bishop Henry I of Brussels, the abbot Aegidienklosters previously had been in Brunswick. St. Aegidien introduces a "T" in his coat of arms, a reference to the plattdeutschen behalf of the church, "Tilgenkark" from "St. Tilgen "or" St. Illigen "- in allusion to" St. Giles, "the English and French name of the saint.

In the regulations of the comparison of the year 1286 on the occupation of the Pfarrstellen between the Council of the City of Luebeck and the streitbaren Bishop Burkhard Serkem of the Aegidenkirche not included. It is therefore up to the Reformation under the exclusive control of the cathedral chapter near Luebeck.

In connection with the beginnings of the Reformation in Luebeck this church, however, played a pioneering role: After their pastors Andreas Wilhelmi and Wilhelm Antoni as the first in Luebeck on the new doctrine known, was established shortly after Easter 1530 here the first evening meal "in the form of both" celebrated ( Zietz [1]) and the Rev. Johann by the Earth "was the first clergy Luebeck, which is in the same year verehelichte".