All about Marienkirche

Seeing is not always believing. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. Martin Luther King, Jr.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr.13015132_505775832964840_4553922146308519421_n.jpg

    Henry Julius (German: Heinrich Julius) (15 October 1564 – 30 July 1613) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and prince of Wolfenbüttel from 1589 until his death. In 1576 he had become the first rector of the Protestant University of Helmstedt. Even though he was only twelve years old, he participated in theological debates among the faculty that were held in Latin. After finishing his study in law, he was employed by his father as a court judge. In 1589, when Henry Julius succeeded his father as ruler of Wolfenbüttel, he replaced Saxon Law by Roman Law, and instead of local nobles, lawyers with academic degrees now served as judges.



The churches Marienkirche (Hauptkiche Beatae Mariae Virginis), built during the 17th century, and St.-Trinitatiskirche (Trinity Church), built during the early 18th century.

   Wolfenbüttel is smaller than the neighbouring cities of Braunschweig (Brunswick), Salzgitter, and Wolfsburg, but, because it was largely undamaged by the war, its downtown is rich in half-timber buildings, many dating several centuries back, and it still retains its historical character. Wolfenbüttel is located on the German Timber-Frame Road





   The composer Michael Praetorius, the writer Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer and the architect Paul Francke are buried in the church. The Fürstengruft below the choir contains the graves of 29 members of the ducal house of the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from the beginning of the 17th century to 1767.




     Michael Praetorius (probably February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns, many of which reflect an effort to improve the relationship between Protestants and Catholics.

Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation in 1517.

          Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483-1546) — a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.


Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer (11 July 1635 – 8 September 1699) was a German jurist, poet, satirist and Protestant hymn writer. He worked as an advocate at the court of Wolfenbüttel. Johann Sebastian Bach used a stanza from his hymnGott fähret auf gen Himmel” to conclude his Ascension Oratorio.




Timber framing and “post-and-beam” construction are methods of building with heavy timbers rather than dimensional lumber such as 2″x4″s. Traditional timber framing is the method of creating structures using heavy squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs (larger versions of the mortise and tenon joints in furniture). It is commonplace in wooden buildings from the 19th century and earlier. The method comes from making things out of logs and tree trunks without modern high tech saws to cut lumber from the starting material stock. Using axes, adzes, and draw knives, hand-powered auger drill bits (bit and brace), and laborious woodworking, artisans or farmers could gradually assemble a building capable of bearing heavy weight without excessive use of interior space given over to vertical support posts. Since this building method has been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world, there are many styles of historic framing.

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The German Timber-Frame Road (German: Deutsche Fachwerkstraße) is a German tourist route leading from the river Elbe in the north to Lake Constance in the south. Along this road are numerous cities and towns each with examples of the vernacular timber-framed houses traditional to the German states. The route is divided into seven sections, each of which follow the traditional areas of: Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse, Thuringia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The total length is nearly 3,000 km (1,864 mi).




For me, Marienkriche is an old church at Wolfenbüttel and still they preserved. Marienkirche only near in Bus station or Bahnhof. Kornmarkt is the near bus station. You can walk from city hall or Rathaus to Marienkirche. Very nice City and I want to share more about Wolfenbüttel. I want to visit more tourist spot in Wolfenbüttel next time. From Salzgitter-Bad to Wolfenbüttel around 10-11 euro the Tageskarte or one-day ticket for 2 Person.

It’s first time for me to see a coffin buried inside the church. How about you? Do you have experience? Have you seen a coffin buried inside the church?  They have big organ too and still working. The timber frame houses very artistic.

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