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  • Emden-Larrelt, church and cemetery
    Emden-Larrelt, church and cemetery
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  • Emden-Larrelt, church, interior
    Emden-Larrelt, church, interior
    by Kathrin_E
  • Emden-Larrelt, church, interior
    Emden-Larrelt, church, interior
    by Kathrin_E

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    Church of Larrelt

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jan 29, 2009

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    Larrelt is a village West of Emden which is now part of the city. The old church is a typical example of East Frisian village churches.

    The massive gothic church is surrounded by the cemetery. The steeple is, compared to the nave, rather short. The interior has been renewed in the 18th century according to the needs of the calvinist confession.

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    Pisa? See Suurhusen if you want a leaning tower

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jan 23, 2009

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    The most leaning (can you say this?) tower in the world is the steeple of the church in the village of Suurhusen northeast of Emden, inclined by 5.19° to the vertical (Pisa: 3.97°) - in 2007 it has been recognized as such by the Guinness book.
    The foundations of the steeple in the moory ground were made from vertical oak trunks. Originally these were entirely immerged in water. 100 years ago the level of ground water was lowered, the wood dried and doesn't carry the weight any more. In the 1970s the church was given up and a new parish centre was built. Ten years later, however, village and community decided to preserve it. The foundations have been secured and the whole building stabilized.

    Unfortunately I have no own photos of that church, I only saw it once from the bus when passing. I assure you that it is as scary as it looks in the photos linked below!

    Website of the parish (in German)
    Better photos of Suurhusen on the travel pages of Süddeutsche Zeitung and in Wikimedia

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