Essential Architecture-  Island Rügen

St Jacob's Church in Gingst

architect

 

location

Rügen, in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany.

date

14th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

Church
 
   
 This brick building from the 14th century has suffered immense damage from fire and collapse over the years. After a serious fire a stucco ceiling was installed in 1726, and gradually the whole interior of the church was remodelled in the Baroque style. The organ built by Stralsund native Christian Kindt in 1790 is particularly grand. Other items include a baptismal font with a wood lid (1736), a decorated pulpit (1743) and the main altar built in 1776.

Extraordinary: A medieval penance rock served as a memorial slab in the 18th century.
Surroundings: Rügen-Park Gingst

links

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