Church of our Lady

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The Church of Our Lady is situated in the southeastern part of Wernigerode’s Old Town. There was a chapel here back in the 13th century, near the intersection of two trade routes. In 1265, it became the main parish church for the merchants and tradesmen of the town, which was experiencing a boom at the time. Incidentally, in 1533 this was the workplace of Vicar Heinrich Weddingen, the first protestant preacher of Wernigerode. The church was destroyed in a devastating fire in the year 1751, a blaze that claimed many other buildings in the tradesmens’ quarter. The church was rebuilt in the decade that followed, on the same site and with the same name. The architect responsible for the project was the mining official Johann Friedrich Heintzmann. The actual church is designed in late Baroque style, while the dark wood interior is more typical of the Rococo period. The neo-Gothic steeple was a later addition, and dates from the mid-19th century...

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