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Church of St. Nicholas, Wismar

Church of St. Nicholas, Wismar

Wismar, DE

The church of St. Nicholas, founded in the 14th century, is the only one of the city's three large parish churches that survived World War II. Its central nave, 37 metres high, is the second highest Gothic brick church in the world after the Lübeck Marienkirche.

Synagogue in Mutzig

Synagogue in Mutzig

Mutzig, FR

The Synagogue in Mutzig is an Ashkenazi synagogue completed in 1787. This Baroque brick building still serves as a synagogue.

Eidsborg Stave Church

Eidsborg Stave Church

Høydalsmo, NO

Eidsborg Stave Church dates from the middle of the 13th century, but from this period remains only the nave of the church. During restoration work in 1927, painted figures were discovered in the church.

Seim Church

Seim Church

Seim, NO

The Seim church is a wooden "long church" built in 1878. The architect of the church was Johannes Øvsthus. Seim has had a church since the Middle Ages, the first mention of a church on this spot dates back to around 1360. This church was most probably a stave church which was replaced by a wooden church in the 17th century, later destroyed to make way for the present church.

Vaksdal Church

Vaksdal Church

Vaksdal, NO

The Vaksdal church is a long church dating from 1933. The church is built in stone according to the drawings of architect Ole Landmark. The church furniture is from the year of construction or from a later year.

Church of Saint-Antoine

Church of Saint-Antoine

Fixin, FR

The church of Fixin is the oldest Romanesque building on the Dijon coast. As early as 902, an oratory dedicated to St-Antoine stood here. The oldest part of this church is the great nave. One will notice on the north side the primitive door. The nave is lit by 4 small Romanesque windows and on the south side by a large window which was pierced late. The tower of the bell tower was partly built inside the nave. In 1720, the construction of a cul-de-four enlarged the sanctuary. The church was classified as a historical monument in 1912.

Synagogue in Michelstadt

Synagogue in Michelstadt

Michelstadt, DE

The Synagogue in Michelstadt is an Ashkenazi synagogue completed in 1791. This stone building still serves as a synagogue.

Lygra Church

Lygra Church

Alver, NO

The Lygra church from 1892 was designed by the architect Petter Gabrielsen. On the outside, the church looks like a typical neo-gothic church with a narrower choir and three sides to the east, with a sacristy on each side and a tower to the west. The interior is a masterpiece of Swiss style carpentry, with cross-stitch ornaments, window frames, a pulpit and baptismal font. In addition, the church has an exceptionally rich decorative painting with stencilled ornaments, lines and outlines.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit

Heidelberg, DE

The Church of the Holy Spirit is a building built between 1398 and 1515, mixing Gothic and Baroque architecture. Originally used as a burial place for the electors of the Palatinate, most of the tombs were destroyed along with parts of the church during the Nine Years' War (1688-1697). From 1706, the church was divided into two parts between a Protestant and a Catholic side, but after 1936 it became entirely Protestant.

Vikøy Church

Vikøy Church

Kvam, NO

Vikøy church was consecrated in 1838 and replaced an old Stave church on the site. Vikøy church is a long wooden church built according to Linstow's plans. The church is a simple rectangular building with the choir included in the main building. To the west stands a square tower.

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