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St. Petri-Church

Short facts

St. Petri is a three-nave church built around 1230 on a low hill in Landkirchen. The brick building has only a small ridge turret, while the wooden church tower, built in 1638, is located a few meters apart.

Inside the church there is a baroque altar and the more than 800-year-old state block, which in earlier times contained the most important official documents of Fehmarn and could only be opened jointly by the three treasurers of the island with their individual keys. You will also find fine wall paintings, beautiful, individually designed boxes, two votive ships, one of which is Germany's oldest model ship from 1617, and a collection of prayer stools from the 17th and 18th centuries, decorated with inscriptions and house brands of some families of the island.

In July 2019, a wooden sculpture was placed in front of the church in honour of the poet Klaus Groth. Klaus Groth lived in Landkirchen from 1847 to 1853 and wrote "Quickborn", his most famous work on the island.

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St. Petri-Church

Hauptstraße 32

23769 Fehmarn OT Landkirchen

Phone: 04371 6894


Website: www.kirche-fehmarn.de

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