Gohre village church

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The village church Gohre is the Protestant church of the village Gohre in the Altmark . It belongs to the Stendal parish of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany .


The four-part church consisting of broad tower , nave , choir and apse was built in the first half of the 12th century around 1140 from boulders in the Romanesque style. The patroness of the church was the abbess of the monastery in Wolmirstedt . Later the state took over the patronage.

At the beginning of the 16th century a brick gate was built to provide access from the village green to the cemetery. However, the gate was demolished in 1975.

Gohre village church

In the period from 1714 to 1722 the church was renovated. The pulpit altar and the choir have been redesigned. The baroque arched windows in the choir and nave were also built during this time . Only in the apse was an original window preserved. In 1860 there was another redesign, in the course of which the sacristy , which had a barrel vault , was torn down. A west portal and the main cornice were made of brick. The original barrel vault on the first floor of the tower was removed when the round arch between the tower and the nave was enlarged. The old arched windows have been preserved on the long sides of the church tower . The windows on the narrow sides have been redesigned in Gothic style.

In 1980 the pulpit altar was restored and the church interior repainted.


  • Horst Scholke: Silent Beauty - Romanesque field stone churches in the Altmark . Oschersleben 1993, ISBN 3-928703-16-1 , p. 133.

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Coordinates: 52 ° 33 ′ 27 ″  N , 11 ° 48 ′ 36 ″  E