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  • Ludgeri church and steeple
    Ludgeri church and steeple
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  • Ludgeri church, nave and southern transept
    Ludgeri church, nave and southern...
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    Ludgeri church, interior
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    Ludgeri Church

    by Kathrin_E Updated Jan 30, 2009
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    The old church of St Ludgeri is the main parish church of the town and the mother church of the surrounding region. It is a mix of styles and eras. The low nave is of Romanesque origin and the oldest part. In the late middle ages the much higher choir and transept were added, they show elaborate brick gothic style. The nave later received larger windows and a vaulted ceiling. The low steeple is a separate building on the other side of the road.

    The interior underwent changes after the reformation and received further additions any time from the 16th to 20th century. Galleries and seats for nobility, city council and prominent citizens were inserted whereever a bit of space was available.

    Most city churches in Germany looked like this in early modern times. The remarkable aspect about Norden's Ludgeri church is that it has survived in this state. Unlike most others, it has neither been "medievalized" by 19th century historism nor cleared out by modernist purity.

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    The local church

    by Gili_S Written Sep 27, 2003

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    In the inside there is very special organ and all the decoration was very unique wooden work. There are also booths for families.

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    The local church

    by Gili_S Written Sep 27, 2003

    This church, which seems different but interesting from the outside, looks really unique from the inside. It has been build in 3 stages as more and more move to live in this town

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    Ludgeri Kirche

    by Knutt Written May 21, 2003
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    A wonderful old church with a famous organ right in the centre of the town, or should I better say that the church actually is the centre of the town?

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