June 18th, 2022 is the Day of Brick Gothic
On this day, numerous members of the European Route of Brick Gothic invite the public to enjoy special events, fascinating tours and exclusive insights.
Participating cities in 2022 (the program is constantly updated)
Guided and special tours in Doberan Minster:
11:00 Minster tour
12:00 Special guided tour of the monastery and minster
13:00 Guided tour of the vaulted ceiling, tower and bells with a view of the Baltic Sea
14:00 Minster tour
15:00 Guided tour of the vaulted ceiling, tower and bells with a view of the Baltic Sea
16:00 Minster tour
The library in the convent hall of the minster and the ossuary are open exceptionally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the minster from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Current information at: www.muenster-doberan.de
On this day, attention is drawn to the Gothic House (“Gotisches Haus”) at Ritterstraße 86 in Brandenburg’s old town, one of the best-preserved and best-examined Gothic secular buildings in Brandenburg.
There is a small exhibition in the basement that can be visited virtually, and visitors can also find out more about the archaeological excavation.
See June 18 on Facebook (@Hansestadt.Buxtehude) and Instagram (@hansestadt_buxtehude).
All information about the Day of Brick Gothic in Chełmno on June 18 and 19 at www.chelmno.pl.
On this day, the exhibition “Innovation and Tradition – Hinrich Brunsberg and the Late Brick Gothic Architecture in Pomerania and Mark Brandenburg” will open at St. Mary’s Church.
Brick Gothic expert and exhibition organizer Dirk Schumann will give an introduction to the exhibition at 3 p.m.
Detailed information and program in Gdansk (PDF)
Registration for the guided tours at Visit Gdansk
The competition is aimed at three different age groups: children aged 5 to 11, young people aged 12 to 17 and adults aged 18+. More information on Facebook (@visitgdansk.official).
The competition will be decided on June 20, 2022.
Lecture / guided tours on the Day of Brick Gothic
André Lutze, Architectural historian in Greifswald, participation is free
10.00 a.m.: Lecture “Fortification Law – City Wall Construction – City Wall Demolition: On the Construction History of the Greifswald City Fortification”
Meeting point: market, town hall, community hall (“Bürgerschaftssaal”)
12.30 p.m.: Guided tour “City fortifications on the eastern and southern edge of the old town”
14.30 p.m.: Guided tour “City fortifications on the western and northern edge of the old town”
Meeting point: market, main entrance of the town hall
Guided tour to the “Eldenaer Klostermarkt” at Eldena monastery
10.00 a.m.: Guided tour “On the medieval construction and ruin history of the monastery complex”
Meeting point: Eldena monastery, Wolgaster Landstraße, information board on the ruins site near the entrance to the ice cream parlour.
“Following the traces of Brick Gothic in Güstrow”
City tour with Dr. Tilo Schöfbeck (building researcher): Dom | Domstr. 7 | Markt 25 | Rathaus | Mühlenstr. 48
Meeting point: Güstrow-Information
Registration is requested: 03843 – 68 10 23
Participation is free (duration: 90 minutes, max. 30 people).
11:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m.
Action Bound – Rally through the old town
Start and finish: Güstrow-Information
Each participant gets a small reward.
See also Güstrow-Information, Güstrower Veranstaltungskalender and poster.
In Lüneburg, a brickyard is known to have existed since 1282, which supplied the most important raw material for Lüneburg’s wonderful brick architecture. Here not only magnificent church buildings – such as the St. John’s Church – but also extensive residential buildings made of brick have been preserved in their original form.
On this year’s Brick Gothic Day, the focus should be not only on the rich building stock but also on the material itself – in the form of bricks or as a typical shaped stone.
Burned in series: Brick Gothic in Lüneburg. A tour through the western old town
Meeting point: Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz
Accompaniment: Prof. Dr. Edgar Ring / Tobias Schoo M.A.
12:00 – 16:00 p.m.
Masses of architecture: the brick collection of the Lüneburg Old Town working group (ALA)
Meeting point: ALA-Fachwerkspeicher (Am Iflock 4, 21335 Lüneburg)
– Podcast about a visit to the town of Parchim
– the basement of the town hall will be open for viewing from 19:00 to 22:00 p.m
– Visitors can get to know the Parchim robber Vieting at 20:00 p.m. during a guided tour of the town, which focuses on the topic of Brick Gothic
See also 12. Parchimer Einkaufsnacht in der Altstadt & Tag Backsteingotik 2022.
The City of Płock together with the Local Tourist Organization invites you for a guided walk along the trail of Brick Gothic buildings:
– relics of the castle and the former Benedictine abbey
– former Collegiate Church of St. Michael
– Brick Gothic house “Dom pod Trąbami”
– Church of St. Dominic
– city wall
– Brick Gothic house of the Płock Scientific Society (“Towarzystwo Naukowe Płockie”)
– bastion from the 14th century
– Church of St. Bartholomew
The walk begins at 12:00 at the Old Market Square.
See also Citylight_gotyk_2022 (PDF).
At 6 p.m., the Dominican monastery in Prenzlau serves “a monastic feast” at a set table in the Friedgarten, the inner courtyard of the complex.
More information and tickets at Dominikanerkloster Prenzlau.
The Ribnitz town church of St. Mary and the Friends of the Ribnitz-Damgarten Monastery and Town History Association cordially invite you to:
“Brick from Rostock Gate to St. Mary”
Ribnitz town church of St. Mary (“St. Marien zu Ribnitz”): Tower ascent with a wide view of the Fischland – 11:00 – 18:00 p.m.
Rostock Gate (“Rostocker Tor”): Coffee, brick cake and stories – 15:00 – 18:00 p.m.
On the Day of Brick Gothic, a unique, 19 meter long scroll from the 16th century can be seen in the Rostock Cultural History Museum. It shows places between Warnemünde and Bützow. Rostock is at the center of this scroll.
More information at Die Bildrolle des Krämers Vicke Schorler (PDF) and Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock.
St. Gertrude’s Chapel – a gem of Brick Gothic
Grand reopening on the Day of Brick Gothic
Since spring 2020 – just in time for the 600th anniversary – the St. Gertrude’s Chapel in Wolgast has been shining in new splendor after several years of renovation and restoration.
The reopening will finally be celebrated on June 18, 2022: 600(+2) years of St. Gertrude’s Chapel
From 11:00 a.m., you are cordially invited to small guided tours and the premiere of a documentary film in the church building.
At 13:00 p.m. Norbert Illmann, the retired pastor of Wolgast, will hold the prayer service.
The final concert at 15:00 p.m. will be performed by the Berlin harpist Merit Zloch on her Bohemian harp. A unique sound experience in this fantastic central building in Brick Gothic style.
General Information about the Day of Brick Gothic
The special day declared by the European Route of Brick Gothic is held throughout Europe every year on the third Saturday in June and raises awareness of the cultural heritage of Brick Gothic.
The occasion for the first Day of Brick Gothic in 2018 was the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which was celebrated across Europe with the idea of “Sharing Heritage”. In Germany, Denmark and Poland, the Day of Brick Gothic is realised through the combined effort of representatives of monument preservation, science, the Church, tourism and administration and is coordinated by the European Route of Brick Gothic.
The member cities of the European Route of Brick Gothic combine the shared cultural heritage of Brick Gothic – the Medieval Brick Gothic architecture predominantly in the Baltic Sea region, which they aim to convey together to the general public. An important shared goal is to inspire people for conserving this cultural heritage.