Apostelkirche

Church

In terms of art history, the Apostelkirche is one of the most striking sacred buildings in the Sauerland.





Die Apostelkirche in Herscheid




Historisches Bauwerk in Herscheid: die Kirche




Offene Kirche Apostelkirche Herscheid

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Apostelkirche

Am Kirchplatz

58849 Herscheid

Telefon: 02357/4518

b.huette@t-online.de

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The beginnings of the present church building date back to the 11th century. The church was first mentioned in 1072, when Archbishop Anno II of Cologne donated it to the newly founded Grafschaft monastery.

The Romanesque church represents a three-nave hall church with an indicated transept, a late Gothic choir and a west tower. The former late Gothic altar from the end of the 15th or beginning of the 16th century has not been in the church since 1881 and is now in the Altena Castle Museum.

Since 1971 the church has borne the name "Apostelkirche". The reason for this name were the works of art decorating the interior of the church: on the one hand the fresco depicting the apostles of the church on the northern wall of the choir room; on the other hand the figures in the niches on the right and left of the choir room as well as on the tower wall; thirdly the pictures of the apostles from the baroque period decorating the walls of the church today.
Without doubt the most valuable piece might be the choir stalls from 1548.

Guided tours are possible by appointment.
Please contact Birgit Hüttebräucker, Tel.: 02357/4518 or send an e-mail to b.huette@t-online.de.

Good to know: as part of the Open Churches in Westfalen initiative, the Protestant Apostelkirche in Herscheid is open to visitors every Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

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