Benedictine Church (Erfurt)

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The Benediktikirche was a parish church in the old town of Erfurt . It was the western bridgehead church of the Krämerbrücke , whose eastern bridgehead church, the Aegidia Church, is still preserved. Today the Benediktsplatz is named after the Benediktikirche .


The existence of a previous church is documented for the 11th century. In 1325 the Gothic Benedictine Church was built together with the Krämerbrücke. It was destroyed in the city fire of 1472 and then rebuilt. After the introduction of the Reformation in Erfurt in 1525, the congregations of the Benedictic Church were merged with those of the Paulskirche and the Inner Martini Church , which is why services were rarely held in the Benedictikirche in the following years.

In 1802 the bells were sold, then in 1807 the entire church to the merchant Sigismund George, who had it partially demolished by 1810. In 1895 the last structural remains of the church were finally removed.


  • Gerd Schöneburg: Churches in the Erfurt area . Erfurt 2007.

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Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′ 43.2 ″  N , 11 ° 1 ′ 48.5 ″  E