Detmold Market Church

Detmold Market Church


Church history up close in the Marktkirche in Detmold

Particularly worth seeing in Detmold is the Church of the Redeemer, also called the Market Church. The late Gothic church dates back to the Middle Ages and is the only building in the city from this period that has been preserved almost in its original state. The church, formerly called Vituskirche, was probably founded as an original church around the year 800. Over the centuries, Detmold’s market church was constantly expanded. Until 1605 it was used exclusively by Catholic priests and then, on the instructions of Count Simon VI, only by Protestant Reformed priests. After a fire in 1547, two fire wardens lived permanently in the tower.


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