Maria Hilf (Freiburg im Breisgau)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Catholic parish church Maria Hilfe der Christen , Maria Hilf for short , is the church of the parish of the same name in the Oberwiehre district of Freiburg 's Wiehre district . It belongs to the pastoral care unit Wiehre-Günterstal of the dean's office in Freiburg in the archdiocese of Freiburg .

Maria Hilf church in Freiburg

The parish church was built by the architect Bernhard Müller-Ruby (1886–1952) in the neo-baroque style between 1927 and 1929. The architect had previously worked in the Beuron monastery . Striking and unusual is the tower with an onion dome , which sits on the roof in the middle of the church like a ridge turret, and gives an idea of ​​the baroque character of the church building. Five bells hang in the tower.


Baptismal font and group of Anabaptists
Maria Hilf, interior view

The interior of the church was initially kept very simple. Only gradually did it get its current equipment. So was 1939 baptismal font from stucco marble set in 1940 of today's high altar was built, replacing a simple altar. Despite war-related restrictions, the two side altars could be erected in 1941, the pulpit was added in 1942 and the choir stalls in 1943. Finally, in 1949, an Anabaptist group was placed behind the baptismal font.

The most valuable pieces of the church are two altarpieces from the Baroque period , one is “ Assumption of Mary ” by Jacob Carl Stauder from 1717 and a second “Adoration of the Magi” by Heinrich Lihl from 1747, which decorates the high altar during the Christmas season while it is in the rest of the time it hangs on one of the pillars of the church interior.

All other works of art were created by Freiburg artists between the 1920s and 1940s. The neo-baroque font and the group of Anabaptists were designed by Franz-Valentin Hemmerle . The colored glass paintings in the oculi windows of the aisles are also by Hemmerle.

The organ was installed in 1935 by Mönch Orgelbau . It has four manuals and pedal , 45 registers and around 3500 pipes.


The church was built on the site of the former Böhringer estate; its classicist mansion was converted into a rectory, barn and horse stable in the south of the site were converted into a community hall. The Mary Help hall was immediately after the Second World War, one of the few intact halls in the city that stood for events.

Since the parish needed funds to build a new kindergarten and a new parish hall, the old parish hall and part of the site were sold and partially rebuilt. After a long discussion, the investor agreed not to demolish the old hall, but to convert it for residential purposes. The new kindergarten is now immediately south of the church, the new community hall, completed in 2019, immediately to the west.


The former Mesmer apartment next to the community hall was initially called the Fuchsbau . Fuchs was the name of the first mesmer .

After the Second World War there was the only well far and wide that still supplied fresh water.


Catholic parish Maria Hilf (ed.), Church leader Maria Hilf Freiburg . Freiburg 2012. Also online as a PDF under Pastoral Care Unit Wiehre Günterstal

Web links

Commons : Maria Hilf (Freiburg im Breisgau)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. Werner Jäckisch, Heidrun Sieß: Freiburg: Geschichtlicher Rundgang ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Bürgererverein Oberwiehre-Waldsee 2007, accessed on January 16, 2011

Coordinates: 47 ° 59 ′ 15.7 "  N , 7 ° 51 ′ 51.8"  E