Warburg St. John Baptist

Warburg St. John Baptist


Landmark of the New Town

The Catholic church of St. John the Baptist in Warburg was built between 1228 and 1247 to mark the founding of the new town of Warburg and stands free on a ridge, visible from afar. It was consecrated to St. John the Baptist and officially belongs to the Warburg pastoral association in the Höxter deanery of the archdiocese of Paderborn. In addition to the late Romanesque portal, on which several crowned heads are depicted, the 88-meter-high tower with its copper-covered eight-sided spire is particularly impressive. It dominates the marketplace and, due to its height, is clearly visible in the whole surrounding area. The tower served not only as a bell tower, but also as a watchtower and fire tower.


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