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  St Johanneskirche
by Mariajoy
 
  • St Johanneskirche - Magdeburg
      St Johanneskirche
    by Mariajoy
  • St Johanneskirche - Magdeburg
 

Asking friendly locals for names and info about places doesn't always work. Sometimes you just have to do the legwork yourself (or ask a knowledgeable VTer like Nemorino :))

St Johanneskirche is the oldest parish church in Magdeburg. Originally built 1131 in Romanic style it was destroyed in the great city fire of 1207, then rebuilt in gothic style. The late gothic entrance hall was added in 1453. Martin Luther preached in this church in 1524; shortly thereafter Magdeburg became a center of Protestantism. It is used today as a multifunctional hall for events and meetings. (Oh and there is a statue of Luther
in front of the building).

Directions: Central, near the old town hall.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2006
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