I have a favorite site in Germany. It's call Kirchbau and it is a database listing of information, maps, and not a few photographs of the church buildings in mostly Germany, but from many other places as well.www.kirchbau.deThis church interior picture you see above is quite typical of the Lutheran churchs that date from before the Reformation. The different treatments of the vaultings is fascinating and sometime very beaufifully don.I think we want to note, that so many of the churches were built in the 1300, 1400, and 1500s which make them Lutheran churches for a much longer time than they were Romanist churches; though the archeologists will offen find the -1100 Romanesque churches below, some near the Rhine and the Danube will even show Roman Empire substructures.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St._John's_Evangelical_Lutheran_Church,_Milwaukee,_Wisconsin,_Altar.jpgNow, just imagine this Lutheran altar in that sanctuary, and you've pretty much got the Lutheran look for the 17th century.
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Christmas Vespers at St. Johns on streaming TV?http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/27961849
My two favorite Lutheran altars in Germany (so far) are St. Wenzel's in Naumburg http://www.stadt-naumburg.de/Sehen/NWenzelskirche.htmland Beate Maria Virginis in Braunsweig.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienkirche_(Wolfenb%C3%BCttel)
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