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St Nikolai

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The predecessor building of the traditional Nikolai Church originally stood at the former Nicolaitor.

The Catholic parish church had a predecessor building in Nicolaistraße. This was a single-nave hall church located directly on the city wall, which was probably built in the first half of the 12th century. The neighbouring Nicolaitor also served as a bell tower.

The old church was demolished in 1767/68.
The new church of St. Nikolai was built from 1766 with the help of Prince Abbot Philipp v. Spiegel (Wappenstein) on the market square in the late Baroque style and consecrated in 1770. However, the financing of the new building presented great difficulties, as the small Catholic community could only contribute a little. In addition to monetary donations, the Catholic citizens provided considerable labour and manual labour. Although unsightly and badly damaged by worm infestation, the altars were initially taken from the previous building.

The current altar was made by Master Schwarze in 1782 and financed from the estate of the then dean. At the end of the 19th century, the church was extended in the neo-Romanesque style.

Marktstraße 19

37671 Höxter


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