Thursday, March 21, 2013

Those Places Thursday: Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus, Büren, Germany

Another place I visited in Büren, Germany, during my April 1982 Easter visit there was the local parish church, St. Nikolaus.  It is located just off the Marktplatz, about a block from the Pape family home and bookstore. 
Büren, St Nikolaus 001 [St. Nikolaus Church exterior, 25 Apr 2012] / Mattana [Mattis] / CC BY-SA 3.0
This is the rose window, just above the main door to the church in the photo above:

Büren, St Nikolaus 019 [Rose window above entrance , 25 Apr 2012] / Mattana [Mattis] / CC BY-SA 3.0
 Büren, St Nikolaus 010 [Madonna above aisle, 25 Apr 2012]
/ Mattana [Mattis] / CC BY-SA 3.0
 Büren, St Nikolaus 007
[St. Nicolaus above altar, 25 Apr 2012]

/ Mattana [Mattis] / CC BY-SA 3.0
The following information comes from Wikipedia and from an English brochure about Büren:

The church is a three-nave Romanesque cruciform basilica, and is the oldest building in the city of Büren, with its first mention dating back to 1220.

The church also has a baroque Johann Patroclus Möller organ, pictured below.  Originally built in 1744 for the nearby monastery Böddeken, it was moved to St. Nikolaus in 1804.


Büren, St Nikolaus 009 Restored [Organ, retouched , 25 Apr 2012] / Mattana [Mattis] / CC BY-SA 3.0
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