Church of St Wilhadi

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Stade, Germany
Church of St Wilhadi - St Wilhadi, portal
Church of St Wilhadi - St Wilhadi, interior
Church of St Wilhadi - St Wilhadi, interior
Church of St Wilhadi - Steeple of St Wilhadi seen along Flutstraße
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Church of St Wilhadi Feb 12, 2017
St Wilhadi is one of two large medieval city churches in Stade (the other one being St Cosmae and Damiani, see separate tip). It used to be the church of the Archbishop of Bremen, and parish church for the southern part of the old town. Since the reformation it has been a protestant church.

The gothic church is entirely built from bricks. The nave dates from the 14th century, the steeple might even be a bit older. In former times the steeple had a roof as high and pretty as St Cosmae, but it was destroyed by lightning in 1724 and substituted by the current low roof. Photographers: A fine view of the steeple can be caught when walking towards it along Flutsraße (photo 2).

The church corresponds the “hall” scheme, i.e. three naves of equal height. While the architecture is medieval, the furnishing dates from the 17th and 18th century. They had to be renewed after a big city fire that badly damaged the interior of the church, although the brick structure withstood the blaze. Altar and pulpit were donated by a merchant from Hamburg and are the work of Hamburg masters. The magnificent baroque organ is often used for concerts.

From April to October the church is open during the day – in the winter half of the year unfortunately not.
St Wilhadi
Steeple of St Wilhadi seen along F…
St Wilhadi, interior
St Wilhadi, interior
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