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St. Alexandri Minster (Collegiate Church)

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The mighty Minster is situated in the Old Town of Einbeck.

St. Alexandri Collegiate Church, also called the Minster, was built as a three-aisled hall church from a significantly smaller, Romanesque preceding building from 1275 to 1508. It was founded by Earl Dietrich II of Katlenburg in honour of Saint Alexander in the 11th century. The Collegiate and associated buildings had its own administration and jurisdiction in an area that was called the “Collegiate freedom”.
The following special sights may be found in the church:
  • Holy-blood or baptism chapel with reliquary and Gothic baptism font (1427)
  • Choir stalls (1288)
  • Wheel-candelabrum (1420)
  • Various tomb slabs and epitaphs of Einbeck’s patrician families
  • Thomas Chapel with Lady Altar
  • Wooden statue of Saint Alexander
  • Crypt with stained glass
  • Special, nearly three-dimensional key stones and consoles

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St. Alexandri Minster (Collegiate Church)
Stiftplatz 8
37574 Einbeck

Phone: +49 55 61 / 7 20 13

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