St. Catherine's Church, Lubeck

#14 of 17 in Historic Sites in Lubeck
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St. Catherine Church in Lübeck is a Brick Gothic church which belonged to a former Franciscan monastery in the name of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The Church was built in the early 14th century. It is part of the Lübeck world heritage and used as a museum church and exhibition hall by the Lübeck museums since 1980.The exhibits include a copy of Saint George and the Dragon made by Bernt Notke for Storkyrkan in Stockholms Gamla Stan, an Epitaph by Godfrey Kneller in memory of his father and another one by Tintoretto, the Resurrection of Lazarus.Some the former altars, like Hermen Rodes St. Luke altar, are on permanent exhibit in the St. Annen Museum in Lübeck.The facade is decorated with 20th-century clinker brick sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks.
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  • The second best kept secret of the city, great murals, wonderful sculpture by Notke, special architecture, very interesting. A must for art lovers!  more »
  • Not a functioning church any more. there is certainly a number of interesting statues and art works. 2 euros to get in and take photographs.Thank you to the lady in the cash desk who told us about...  more »
  • The only preserved monastery church in Lübeck. The former temple of the Franciscan monastery. Beautiful in the middle is definitely worth seeing. Very friendly staff. Admission only 2 euros
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  • A beautiful church with lots of information, barely closed areas and interesting brochure for only 2€ (students even 1,50€). Those who are interested in churches and some history should take their time
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