Lueneburg: St. John's Church
Referred to as a baptistery as early as 927, St. John's Church is one of the oldest churches in Lower Saxony.
It served as a model for many hall churches in northern Germany, for example Stendal, Brandenburg, Hannover, and Tangermünde.
This five-naved hall church with an almost square floor plan once contained 39 altars. Its famous high altar featuring paintings by Hinrik Funhoff and the magnificent Baroque organ are must sees.
A young Johann Sebastian Bach learnt to play the organ and to compose here with his uncle, Georg Böhm, who worked at the "Johanniskirche" from 1698 to 1733 as a cantor and composer.