Altenkirchen Parish Church with Kosegarten House, © Tourismuszentrale Rügen
Monuments and Sights, Historical Buildings, Churches, Brick Gothic

The parish church in Altenkirchen is one of the oldest sacral buildings on the Island of Rügen. During its construction in the 12th century, an image stone of Jaromarsburg was used, which was dedicated to the Slavic deity Svantevit and was once located at Cape Arkona.

One of the oldest churches on the island of Rügen was originally built as a three-nave basilica and was repeatedly rebuilt over the centuries. The choir and the late Gothic ribbed vault have been preserved until today. The baroque altar and the picture of "Sinking Peter" were created by the Stralsund artists Elias Kessler and Erich Kiefer.

The "Svantevitstein" is an image stone made of granite, 1.18 m long and 68 cm wide, which was once inserted horizontally into the medieval masonry of the church. Depicted is a man with chin and mustache. He wears a caftan-like skirt or a fitted coat, cap and shoes and holds a drinking horn in his hands. Similarities to the god Svantevit from the sanctuary in the castle at Cape Arkona are recognizable. The stone, which is also addressed as a grave slab, was walled in horizontally only after the construction of the parish church in Altenkirchen. It could be the rest of a Slavic burial. The Svantevit is also called Götzenstein or Steinbabe.

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Pfarrkirche Altenkirchen

An der Kirche 1
18556 Altenkirchen


altenkirchen@pek.de
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Love me! That's how I love you

  • Date: 7/23/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Love in artful folk song arrangements Ludwig Senfl, Helmut Barbe, Johann Crüger, Gordon Goodwin, Gregor Meyer, Christian Lahusen, Grete Pedersen and others. Canzonetta Chamber Choir Leipzig, conducted by Gudrun Hartmann

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Lieder recital: The loud day's confused sounds are silent

  • Date: 7/25/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Ludwig van Beethoven: From the "Gellert-Lieder" Peter Cornelius: "Our Father - Cycle Johannes Brahms: "Four serious songs" Gotthold Schwarz (Leipzig, former Thomaskantor) - Baritone Joachim Neugart (cathedral cantor in Neuss) - piano

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Concert: The motets of Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Date: 8/8/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Bach Consort Leipzig; Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (former Thomaskantor)

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Love me! That's how I love you

  • Date: 7/23/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Love in artful folk song arrangements Ludwig Senfl, Helmut Barbe, Johann Crüger, Gordon Goodwin, Gregor Meyer, Christian Lahusen, Grete Pedersen and others. Canzonetta Chamber Choir Leipzig, conducted by Gudrun Hartmann

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© Evangelische Kirchengemeinden Altenkirchen & Wiek

Lieder recital: The loud day's confused sounds are silent

  • Date: 7/25/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Ludwig van Beethoven: From the "Gellert-Lieder" Peter Cornelius: "Our Father - Cycle Johannes Brahms: "Four serious songs" Gotthold Schwarz (Leipzig, former Thomaskantor) - Baritone Joachim Neugart (cathedral cantor in Neuss) - piano

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© Evangelische Kirchengemeinden Altenkirchen & Wiek

Concert: The motets of Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Date: 8/8/24
  • An der Kirche, 18556 Altenkirchen

Bach Consort Leipzig; Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (former Thomaskantor)

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Wiek chalk bridge

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Hafenstraße, 18556 Wiek

The historic chalk bridge Wiek - landmark of the municipality and as "floating promenade" new, attractive excursion destination on the peninsula Wittow.

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Sport boat and marina Breege

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 18556 Breege

One of the oldest harbors on Rügen with stately captain's houses and extensive services.

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Aquamaris beach residence Rügen

  • Wittower Straße, 18556 Juliusruh

The AQUAMARIS Strandresidenz Rügen is located in the north of the Island of Rügen. The 4 restaurants Strandperle, Buffalo, San Marco and Dat Fischhus offer something for every taste. The wellness area includes the Beauty & Wellness Center Aquawell, the swimming pool, the sauna and the fitness center.

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Monument Kap Arkona

  • Am Parkplatz, 18556 Putgarten

The area monument Kap Arkona is one of the most popular excursion destinations on Rügen. In addition to the 45 metre high cliff, the cape is home to a whole range of sights: The castle wall of Jaromarsburg Castle is located directly at the top of the Cape. The glass dome of the restored sighting tower glistens next to it. The Schinkel tower, the large lighthouse and the bearing tower can be visited.

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Pony farm Rügen

  • Dorfstraße, 18528 Rappin

On our family-run farm we welcome all riders and of course non-riders who want to spend their vacation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a rural idyll!

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Blumencafé Rügen - Sök di wat ut!

  • Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße, 18556 Wiek

The offer in the flower café ranges from homemade cakes to floral ideas for every occasion. We process fruits of the region into delicious spreads and juices. Our café invites you to browse and our garden to linger.

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