Goerlitz Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul

Goerlitz Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul


Model for Saxon church architecture

Above the Neisse River is the landmark of the city of Görlitz: the parish church of St. Peter and Paul, also known simply as St. Peter’s Church. The origin of today’s church with Stations of the Cross and Holy Sepulchre complex was a mountain church from the 11th century. Thus, as the oldest and largest church in Saxony, St. Peter’s Church served as a model for other sacred buildings in the region. A special attraction in the church is the famous sun organ, which was created in 1697 by the imperial court organ builder Eugenio Casparini. The magnificent high altar and the baptismal bell, which is a bronze casting from the 14th century, are also highlights of the church.


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