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Church of St. Cosmae
The present-day church of St. Cosmae was built in the 13th century as a single-aisle hall building with a crossing, a quadrangle and a rectangular chancel. Probably from this time comes the huge octagonal crossing tower, while the church did not receive a west tower. Previous buildings of the old council chapel can date back to the time around 1000.
In the 15th century, the sanctuary was extended by ancillary rooms, in 1604 the bridal house was added. In the 17th century, the eastern facade received a new three-rowed front.
St. Cosmae burnt down in 1659 and received a new, made in Hamburg, equipment. From the time before come the St. Gertruden altar (about 1500), which was taken from the 1834 broken church of St. Nicolai, a Crucifixion relief (1580) and a chandelier. 1682-84, the church received its impressive spire, which is now a landmark of the city. >> New: tower guides ...
Remarkable from the equipment of the 17th century are the main altar of Christian Precht (1677), pulpit, baptism and in particular the wrought iron grating at the baptistery. The church was extensively renovated in 1963-66 and especially in 1985-91. A large part of the external masonry was also renewed.
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The Huss / Schnitger organ
The highlight of the church is the Baroque organ, which the Glückstädter organ builder Berendt Huss began in 1668 and was completed by his highly gifted journeyman and younger cousin Arp Schnitger.The completion of the construction of this organ in 1675 established Schnitger's reputation: Arp Schnitger became one of the most famous organ builders in the North. The quality of the organ soon became known; from 1675 to 1702 the Baroque composer Vincent Lübeck was the first organist at the new St. Cosmae organ.
Even today, the organ is considered one of the most important organ works from the 17th century. It has already been restored to its original condition with its restoration in the 1970s.More info: stade-tourismus.de/de/kirche-st.-cosmae
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