St. George´s Church Parchim

The impressive tower of St George's church rises above the half-timbered streets and gabled houses from the Middle Ages. The brick church from the 13th century has, among other things, an interior that will interest art historians.

Building history - Styles

The church was built after 1289 as a Gothic brick building on a fieldstone base. The late Romanesque predecessor of the church is still clearly visible. Its three-aisled nave was built after a fire on the remains of a late Romanesque basilica without a tower and transept and was consecrated in 1307. Later, a hall choir with gallery and three chapels were added. The massive tower was destroyed by a town fire in 1612 and then rebuilt at a reduced height. Today it measures 48.50 metres. The last major interior decoration was carried out in neo-Gothic style in 1897. During the following decades, St. George´s suffered from the ravages of time. Since 2001 the church has been renovated piece by piece. The church belongs to the European Route of Brick Gothic.

Worth seeing and special features

The interior decoration is very important from the point of view of art history. This is especially true of the altar from 1421, the pulpit from 1580, a wooden sculpture from the 15th century and the council chair from the 17th century. The philosopher of the Enlightenment, Johann Jakob Engel, found his final resting place in this church. St. George´s in Parchim is said to have been one of the first starting points of the Reformation in Mecklenburg - as early as 1526, Lutheran doctrine was preached here.

Visits and events

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 12.00 hrs

July and August
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 12.00 hrs

The 48-metre high church tower can be climbed. The church is used for numerous local and national concerts, including the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.

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Gothic Brickwork, Churches

+49 (0)3871 213423


Pfarrkirche St. Georgen Parchim

Lindenstraße 1
19370  Parchim

+49 (0)3871 213423

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