Kalkar - St. Nicolai, Choir

The St. Nicolai Church has a unique set of carved altars from the decades around 1500. From the original 16 altars 9 are still here. The St. Nicolai Church is the parish church of the little German town Kalkar in the Lower Rhine region near the Dutch border.

In this panorama of the choir in the east the main altar is dominant, which shows the passion of Christ, with 208 carved people (begun by Arnt of Zwolle, also called Arnt Beeldsnijder, completed by Louis Jupan from 1492 to 1500). The wings were painted by Jan Joest, on the right of the altar are rear wings by Jan Joest. Left of the main altar, a late Gothic tabernacle from the middle of the 15th Century.

On the far right in the south chapel you can see a bit of the Siebenschmerzenaltar (Altar of the Seven Sorrows) of Hendrik Douvermann (until 1521). The dominant part to the other side are the choir stalls by Hendrik Bernts (1508).

In the nave towards the west, the back side of the Queen Mary Chandelier is to be seen. Most of the important sculptors worked on it from 1508 to 1549. In the Panorama below the chandelier stands a new very simple, beautiful altar of Erwin Heerich (2000).

The new windows of the Nicolai Church are designed since 2000 by Karl-Martin Hartmann.

The panoramic images were taken on a rainy April day in very low light without a tripod.

Wikipedia Cathedral (Google Translation): here

To the panorama of the nave: here

Copyright: Wolfgang Guelcker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 04/05/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014


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