Found project: Elisabeth-Kirche


    Project : Elisabeth-Kirche

    Language variant : Elizabeth church

    Architect : Deutscher Orden (commissioner)

    Completion: 1283 (consecration)

    Locality : Marburg

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    The church is one of the earliest purely Gothic churches in German-speaking areas, and is held to be a model for the architecture of Cologne Cathedral. It is built from sandstone in a cruciform layout. The nave and its flanking aisles have a vaulted ceiling more than 20 m (66 ft) high.

    The triple quire consists of the Elisabeth quire, the High quire and the Landgrave quire. The crossing is separated from the nave by a stone rood screen. In earlier times, the front part of the church had been reserved for the Knights of the Order.

    The Elisabeth Church has two towers with an approximate height of 80 m (263 ft). The northern one is crowned by a star, the southern one by a knight. The Elisabeth Church served as an inspiration for St. Paul’s Church of Strasbourg.

    The Gothic shrine of Saint Elisabeth is the most important treasure of the church, but other pieces of sacral art are also exhibited.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabethkirche_(Marburg) (June 20, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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