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St. Bartholomew´s Chapel

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  • Einbeck

The St. Bartholomew´s Chapel is a memorial of F. W. Sertürner, the discoverer of morphine.

Many know St. Bartholomew´s Chapel as the burial place of Friedrich Wilhelm Sertürner. A stone inside the chapel mentions Sertürner nowadays. However, only few know that St. Bartholomew used to be part of a former lazar and poor house.

The chapel sometimes hosts prayers, (art) exhibits or theater plays today. 

The St. Bartholomew´s Chapel consists of two parts:
  •  The chapel itself was built in the first half of the 15th century. The half-timbered part was then added in 1510. You can still recognize the number above the entrance.
  • In order to turn the chapel into a Sertürner memorial, plans for redesigning were already made in 1934. The extension on the northern side with the family vault of Einbeck´s Wernher family had only been accessible from the outside and hadn´t had an entry to the chapel.

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St. Bartholomew´s Chapel
Altendorfer Tor 30
37574 Einbeck

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