Havelberg Cathedral - Nave and Rood Screen

The oldest parts of the cathedral date from the Romanesque period (begun 1170). Around 1300 there was a Gothic remodeling: the choir was rebuilt and the nave was heightened. Brick piers were placed in front of the Romanesque walls of the nave.

The great fame of the cathedral is based on the sculptural decoration of its rood screen (the part that separates the nave from the choir). The rood screen was built around 1400 - from money that came from the pilgrimage to the neighboring church of Wilsnack to the miracle of the holy blood. The reliefs depict scenes from the Passion of Christ. They extent to the sides which are directed to the aisles. There another 12 reliefs and 6 sculptures are placed (not visible here).

High above the rood screen is a crucifixion group from around 1270: Christ, Mary and John the Evangelist.

Also remarkable are the stained glass windows: in the panorama to be seen are windows in the northern aisle (left of the rood screen) with scenes of Christ from the early 15th Century, and right of the rood screen a window with scenes from the life of Mary from 1470.

The panorama shots were taken handheld.

To the panorama of the choir: here

Copyright: Wolfgang guelcker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 03/05/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014


Tags: church; interior; gothic; point of interest; cultural; historic
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