The parish church of St. Ägidius, Eckersdorf

From (St) Peter to the King of Prussia

In the ancient former chapel of St Kilian , nowadays behind the altar, St Peter leads the twelve apostles. Each of them bears a sentence from the creed. Parts of this 15C ‘Apostles’ creed’ are well-preserved, as are the symbols of the Evangelists on the ceiling. In the main body of the church, the initials of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II and the black eagle are resplendent above the altar. On the altar itself, the donor von Lüchau, the local feudal lord, had himself immortalised, his portrait directly opposite that of Christ with the crown of thorns.
Worthy of note are the richly carved, gilded and brightly painted pulpit altar with Christ the Saviour in the centre, and the four Evangelists, the angels with the instruments of the Passion and the calling of Isaiah right at the top; and in addition, the font which is all in blue, plus the lectern- all the work of the sculptor J.G.Brenck – and the processional crosses.The stucco on the ceiling, with the golden triangle and the Eye of God, surrounded by a splendid white halo of rays of light, and with its symbolism and beautiful decoration, was created by the court stucco artist A.R.Albini.

the church.

The parish church of St. Ägidius
Kirchberg 4
95488 Eckersdorf

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00
This church is currently not open to the public. Open from May until October.

Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Eckersdorf
0921 31667

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Car parking
  • Bus parking
  • Public transport
  • WC
  • Church tours

the surroundings.

It's worth going a little bit further: many churches lie on lovely cycle, walking and pilgrim paths. You will find an overview of them in the following map, as well as places worth seeing nearby. It also has links to local area, church and tourist information websites.

Bike tracks, pilgrim paths and hiking trails close to The parish church of St. Ägidius:

Casanovas Ausritt 191 km Fränkische Schweiz-Radweg 66 km Bayreuth Land BT 3 – Von Schloss Fantaisie nach Bayreuth 25 km Jean-Paul-Weg 200 km Markgräfin-Wilhelmine-Weg 11 km Markgrafen-Weg 30 km

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Find more events on the church's website or the Evangelische Termine portal (Evangelical events portal).