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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.

    Bei der St. Johannis Kirche 2
    21335 Lüneburg

    St. John's Church 04131-43594
    Tourist Information 04131-2076620
    Church office 04131 - 44542
    Lüneburg tower guides 04131 - 774344
    Off-season limited opening hours
    1st April - 31st October
    Monday till Wednesday 10am to 5pm
    Thursday and Saturday 10am to 6pm
    Friday 10am to 8pm
    Sunday 11am to 4pm

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