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onsdag 5 maj 2010

Lübeck churches

And now - time for the Lübeck churches.

We started with Marienkirche - a huge brick church.

Rating: 3/5

This church is awesome in its own respect. As a building it is magnificent, and we were breathtaken. There is absolutely no doubt about the might and importance of the Hansa cities - most Swedish churches are tiny in comparison. When it comes to late 14th century art, the church has little to offer however. The only thing we stumbled across was a tucked away effigy of Bruno von Warendorp. He died in 1369 after a battle in Helsingborg in south Sweden.

Lübeck Dom
Rating: 3/5

The Lübeck cathedral is packed with cool art. However this was a first premonition of what the trip was going to be like: we found oh so pretty altar pieces dated to the 1420's - too late for us but splendid in detail and technique. The church is worth a closer look just because it's so nice.

There were loads of other churches. We visited a few, but generally they were of little interest for the late 14th century nerd. It also seemed one of our goals for the trip, Katharinenkirche, was closed. Too bad, but it gives us a reason to come back again.

3 kommentarer:

Bertus Brokamp sa...

That effigy is of Bruno von Warendorp, leader of the Lübeck militia within the Hansa forces against king Waldemar. He died after having conquered Helsingborg in 1369.

Peter sa...

Thanks Bertus! I true hero then! When you get to Sweden we'll visit Helsingborg and the fortification there.

Bertus Brokamp sa...

Would be great! Too bad there's no Ystad event this year...