St. Johannis church and district
As beautiful as Breite Strasse is, venture out northwards along Johannisstrasse and Neuer Markt to explore this area, too. It is the so called 'new town' which means this area was inhabited later - in the 13th century - than that one around Market square and Oberpfarrkirchhof.
The parish church St. Johannis dominates the new town. The massive tower is originally preserved from the 13th century while most of the other structure is from the reconstruction in the 15th century. The most interesting piece in the church is the altar from about 1430. The so called 'holiday side' is all woodcarving work, depicting several saints, the life of Jesus Christ and Mary with an angel in the centre. During Lent the wings of the altar are closed so one can only see the backsides paintings. The church also has a very nice Ladegast organ which I would have liked to listen to.
The setting of the church is beautiful, in an enclosed yard, entrance through a gateway between two townhouses. Opening hours on weekdays 10-12/15-17 h (you can get the key in the parsonage, second house to the right of the gateway to the churchyard, Pfarrstrasse).