Impressions of the Paul-Gerhardt-Church
- Three-aisle late-Gothic brick hall church
- 1494 rebuilt after a fire on the foundation walls of the former church
- 1666 annexes of the sanctuary
Originally consecrated to the sacred St. Nikolai.
- After the restoration in 1930 renamed in “Paul-Gerhardt church”
- Altar, pulpit and font created by Samuel Hanauer from Strehla in Saxony, erected 1609/1610.
The Paul-Gerhardt Monument
- Inaugurated on 27 June 1907 for the commemoration of the 300th birthday of Paul Gerhardt (12 March 1607)
- Created by the Berlin artist Friedrich Pfannschmidt and cast by the iron-foundry in Lauchhammer with four well-known hymn-verses by Paul Gerhardt on the pedestal; at the forefront the hymn “Befiehl du deine Wege” and on the rear the peace-hymn “Gottlob, nun ist erschollen”.
The Paul-Gerhardt Painting
It was painted in Paul Gerhardt’s lifetime or shortly after his death. It is the only original-picture of Paul Gerhardt and was handed over to the Lübben church-community by the wife of his son Paul Friedrich Gerhardt. Since then, it has its place in the Lübben church.
- Since 1666 documents about the organ in the Lübben church have been existing.
- The present-day sound-character of the organ by the organ master builder Ludwig Hartig from Züllichau has been kept up since 1846.
- 1906 the Potsdam organ building firm Alexander Schuke rebuilt the organ using substantial components of the previous organ.
- With the organ restoration 1997, the company Christian Scheffler from Frankfurt/Oder succeeded in bringing the late-romantic organ-work to resound.
- Please find detailed information on the Paul-Gerhardt church on the Homepage of the church.
Fensterbilder der Kirche
In honour of important hymn poets, composers and lyric poets, who were all ecclesiastic personalities at Paul Gerhardt’s time, a series of leaded windows with their motives were built in into the present-day Paul-Gerhardt church in the course of the restoration in 1930.