St. Nikolaus (Hochheim)

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Hochheim, St. Nicholas

St. Nikolaus is at Kirchstrasse 94 in Hochheim , a district of the rural community of Nessetal in the Gotha district in Thuringia .

Community membership

The Kirchdorf Hochheim with the daughter church of St. Nicholas is part of the parish Emmaus Goldbach-Wangenheim in the church district Gotha of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany .


A pilgrimage church is mentioned in 1411 . In the later years several renovations took place. In 1515 a church with a nave in the late Gothic style and a polygonal addition of a choir was built. This was probably replaced in 1616 by a rectangular choir in the choir tower . The nave and the choir are separated by a pointed arched choir arch . The steeple is provided with a slate-covered hood covering a lantern wearing. There were changes in the 18th century. In 1875 the building was renovated and the interior designed in its current version. Two-storey, three-sided galleries were built in and the choir was spanned with a groin vault. The pulpit and the sound cover were made at the beginning of the 17th century. A simple, cylindrical baptismal font probably comes from the previous church.

On April 26, 2015, the church was inaugurated after extensive construction work. It received a new choir window dedicated to Eckhart von Hochheim . It was commissioned on the initiative of the women's group of the Hochheim parish after they had laid the financial basis for the project by collecting money. The lead glass window was artistically designed by Gert Weber and realized in cooperation with the internationally renowned Derix glass studio . This important work of art is open to all visitors daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the St. Nicholas Church.

The organ with 17 registers , divided into two manuals and a pedal , was built in 1830 by Friedrich Wilhelm Knauf .


Web links

Commons : St. Nicholas  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Evangelical Lutheran Parish Emmaus Goldbach-Wangenheim
  2. Press release on the installation of the window
  3. Information on the organ

Coordinates: 51 ° 1 ′ 3.4 "  N , 10 ° 39 ′ 34.9"  E