Bergzow village church

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View from the southwest

The village church Bergzow is the evangelical church of today to the municipality Elbe-Parey belonging village Bergzow .

History and description of the building

The church was built between 1120 and 1160. The patronage was the family von Plotho zu Parey. In the north wall of the nave of the village church, elements of the originally Romanesque church can still be seen with a portal, half of which is now walled up, and an arched window above it . Today the building consists of the nave, which is closed on three sides in the east, and the church tower with a square floor plan resting on pillars above the west gable. Bricks , which were later plastered, were used as building material . The nave has a three-sided, east-facing hipped roof , while the tower was provided with a Welschen dome .

The design of the eastern end of the church and the oval and round arched windows are the result of alterations that were carried out between the 17th and 18th centuries. On the north wall is a gravestone with an inscription in memory of Pastor Woltersdorf, who died in 1782. Inside the church is provided with a flat ceiling, the furnishings date from the Baroque period . This includes the gallery in the shape of a horseshoe and the box stalls. Originally there was a pulpit altar , today the hexagonal pulpit is on the ground floor next to the altar.

The church windows were destroyed in the Second World War. In 1950 it was repaired with new lead glazing. On August 10, 1956, the Bergzower Church was placed under monument protection. In 1960 a new weather vane was installed on the tower because the old spherical weather vane was defective. On August 2, 1967, lightning struck the church tower. the wooden structure of the spire was attacked in such a way that it was no longer possible to attach scaffolding. The church building authority in Magdeburg agreed to a partial demolition of the tower. The repair was carried out using a simple flat roof until February 9, 1972.

From 2006 to 2007 extensive renovation work was carried out, so the masonry could be drained and a winter church with a glass partition to the nave and functional rooms were installed. The wish of the community to rebuild a spire that corresponds to the original condition was fulfilled in October 2009. The church tower has a Welsche dome again and the facade has also been renovated.


The small round-arched organ prospect dates back to 1873. The ringing consists of two bronze bells , which probably date from the 15th and 16th centuries.


Individual evidence

  1. Picture from 2010 on

Coordinates: 52 ° 23 ′ 42.2 "  N , 12 ° 2 ′ 52.7"  E