Stadtkirche St. Peter And Paul
- Address: Herderplatz, 99423 Weimar (Thuringen), Germany
- Phone: +49-3643851518
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Stadtkirche St. Peter And Paul - Review
Popular by the name Herderkirche (after Johann Gottfried Herder), the lovely Church of St. Peter and Paul is the most important church building of the town of Weimar. Its history can be traced back to the year 1245. Other names for the church include Schlosskirche.
The famous philosopher and theologian Johann Gottfried Herder was buried in the church. The church was originally designed in Gothic style. Fires destroyed much of how it really looked. The architecture of the church is considered unusual with bright pink balconies adorning its sides. Even then the church is awe-inspiring. Things that one can notice in the church include-
- Parts of a mural of St. Ursula.
- The remarkable altarpiece, crucifixion triptych made by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger in 1555.
- The great organ with 53 stops.
The church serves as a venue for concerts of Thüringer Bachwochen festival. It is said that in the bygone era, Bach himself played the organ at the church and that Bach cantatas was performed here for the first time. The Stadtkirche St. Peter and Paul is a part of the World Heritage Site.
Stadtkirche St. Peter And Paul Hours
- Recommended time to visit: 11 AM – 3 PM
Restaurants Near Stadtkirche St. Peter And Paul
- Residenz Cafe and Restaurant
- Sachsischer Hof
- La Tarte
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Stadtkirche St. Peter And Paul, Weimar Reviews
The Late Gothic Town Church of St Peter and Paul was built as a three-nave hall church between 1498 and 1500. The first church was built on this site in 1245-49. The foundations of the west tower are among the oldest building sections in the town. Of the Late Gothic church fittings, there remain the christening font, the steps to the pulpit - which was converted to Baroque style - and parts of a wall painting of Saint Ursula under the organ gallery. The main attraction is the winged altar which was begun in 1552 by Lucas Cranach the Elder and completed by his son. Of interest is also the Luther Shrine, a triptych dating from 1572, which shows Martin Luther as a monk, as Squire George and as a teacher. Martin Luther often preached in this church, Johann Sebastian Bach often played here and two of his sons were christened here. Between 1776-1803, Johann Gottfried Herder was the senior court preacher, senior consistorial counsellor, general superintendent and vicar at the Town Church and the people of Weimar also call the church the "Herder Church" after him.
Nice historic church. Here it is so famous for the tomb of the beloved Johann Gottfried von Herder. He was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. The inhabitants call this place Herderkirche.
beautiful place to visit, specially because weimar is small and you can walk through most parts of the city, totally recommend it
Die Herderkirche ist sehenswert und ein Besuch ist auch Innen zu empfehlen. Vor der Kirche steht ein sehr schönes Denkmal von Herder.
Wunderschöne Kirche! Ist eine Reise wert, echt atemberaubend!