St. Michaelis (Wiedersberg)

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St. Michaelis

The baroque Evangelical Lutheran St. Michaelis Church in Wiedersberg in the Saxon Vogtland district was built from 1729 to 1732 instead of a previous medieval building.


Since the establishment on St. Lawrence in the courtyard in the Diocese of Bamberg was done Wiedersberg belonged for centuries to the so-called armed parishes whose patronage between the respective Saxon and Frankish-Bavarian men was controversial.

With the implementation of the Reformation in the Electorate of Saxony , Wiedersberg became Lutheran. Between 1729 and 1732, today's baroque new building of the church, first mentioned in 1322, took place, which had become dilapidated.

The proximity to the German-German border was one of the reasons for the decision-makers in the GDR to abandon the church to decay. The state church office gave up the church in 1971, and the site was closed in 1974 due to the risk of collapse. After the fall of the Wall, repair and renovation work began on a private initiative. Today the church building is available for cultural events and also for church services. The church is a cultural monument .


Pulpit altar by the sculptor family Knoll

The pulpit altar and the baptismal angel from the workshop of the Hofer sculptor family Knoll are remarkable . The inventory is typical of the village churches in the Upper Franconian region and is assigned to the margrave style .


The ringing consists of three chilled cast iron bells. The belfry consists of a steel structure. Below is a data overview of the bell:

No. Casting date Caster diameter Dimensions Chime
1 1959 Bell foundry Schilling & Lattermann 1053 mm 522 kg b ′
2 1959 Bell foundry Schilling & Lattermann 875 mm 288 kg d ″
3 1959 Bell foundry Schilling & Lattermann 771 mm 200 kg d ′


Web links

Commons : St. Michaelis  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Commemorative inscription on the church
  2. ^ Rainer Thümmel : Bells in Saxony: sound between heaven and earth . Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2011, ISBN 978-3-374-02871-9 , pp. 369 ff .

Coordinates: 50 ° 21 ′ 49.1 ″  N , 11 ° 59 ′ 58.4 ″  E