Verein zur Erhaltung der östlichen Altstadt St. Jürgen / St. Johannis e.V.

Verein zur Erhaltung der östlichen Altstadt St. Jürgen / St. Johannis e.V.

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The St.-Jürgen-Church was from 1904 to 1907 as a Neo-Gothic brick building after planning the Prussian upper building advice Oskar Hoßfeld built under the supervision of the resident in Flensburg architect Alexander Wilhelm Prale. At this point in the Middle Ages a hospital for leprosy and the plague had stood. The name St. Jürgen is derived from this hospital, as well as the district name Jürgensby.

A special feature of this church is the position of the tower in the east and the choir in the west. The church forms a distinctive silhouette that determines the image of the eastern firth hillside. Lying at the firth in the valley town with the two, the choir flanking circular towers and the slim main tower.

Inside a late Gothic vaulting spans the hall structure. The equipment is characterized by the Neo-Renaissance interior, the Flensburger sculptor and founder of the Museum of Decorative Arts Heinrich Sauermann back: Etc. al the three-sided rotating gallery, the altar with the Hans Peter Feddersen image of the "Return of the Lost Son" and baptism. The Renaissance pulpit Flensburger sculptor Heinrich Ringeringk of 1602 was from the Heiliggeistkirche taken. There celebrated the parish since 1895 and up to the construction of this church their services.

Modern windows are from Ernst Günter Hansing from 1959. They replace the original windows, most of which were destroyed by an ammunition explosion in the port area at Kielseng in June 1945.

In the church hang two in 1904 and 1913 donated ship models. The tradition of the Church to donate a ship, is closely linked to the life on the coast and the sea.

In the years 2014/15 the damaged through cracks vault of the church had to be extensively renovated. The exterior walls were braced with stainless steel rods. A large part of the cost was applied by the "Friends of the conservation of St.-Jürgen-Kirche Flensburg e.V.".

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