Garitzer Feldsteinkirche, fieldstone church

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If you are driving east from Zerbst, you will see Garitz cobblestone church from afar. The typical Fläming cobblestone masonry has been built in an unusual manner here and suggests that it was built relatively late, probably in the 14th century. The church is a simple rectangular hall. Garitz village church as it stands today was probably dates from the mid-18th century, having been heavily damaged in the Thirty Years War. In inscription over the portal says 1741, when the Baroque mansard roof and ridge turret were built and the east part was extended with a half-timbered structure. The church’s patron, Heinrich Ludwig von Davier, had already donated a new altar in 1708 depicting the Adoration of the Magi, the Crucifixion of Jesus and the patron and his family on both sides. What is very unusual for a village church of this style and size is the three large ceiling paintings, containing allegorical motifs for music, baptism and veneration of the Holy Spirit. The bell and the romantic baptismal font, which was refurbished in 1858, are also original.
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  • Stained glass window by Tony Cragg, Foto: Heiko Rebsch, Lizenz: Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts
  • View into the church, Foto: Heiko Rebsch, Lizenz: Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts
  • Garitzer Feldsteinkirche, Foto: Sonja Hahn
  • Blick über die Felder zur Garitzer Dorfkirche, Foto: Sonja Hahn
  • Fieldstone church seen from the cemetary, Foto: Heiko Rebsch, Lizenz: Sonja Hahn
As part of the project "Lichtungen - contemporary stained glass in Anhalt churches", remarkable ensembles of contemporary stained glass are being created in mostly medieval village churches in the area of the Evangelical Regional Church of Anhalt. For the design of the windows in the village church of Garitz in 2018, it was possible to win the renowned artist Tony Cragg. He dealt with the subject of church windows for the first time. The colors of the windows in Garitz refer to the red base color of the altar. In 2021, Tony Cragg also designed a new altar table made of red Italian marble. Spheres and their circular paths make one think of the universe. Thematically, Cragg addresses the relationship between science and faith. Science is written in formulas, and the figures of the Garitz window ornaments are derived from overlapping layers of formula segments, numbers, and letters.

Garitzer village church is open around the clock as part of the work "Entschlossene Kirchen" foundation.
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If you are driving east from Zerbst, you will see Garitz cobblestone church from afar. The typical Fläming cobblestone masonry has been built in an unusual manner here and suggests that it was built relatively late, probably in the 14th century. The church is a simple rectangular hall. Garitz village church as it stands today was probably dates from the mid-18th century, having been heavily damaged in the Thirty Years War. In inscription over the portal says 1741, when the Baroque mansard roof and ridge turret were built and the east part was extended with a half-timbered structure. The church’s patron, Heinrich Ludwig von Davier, had already donated a new altar in 1708 depicting the Adoration of the Magi, the Crucifixion of Jesus and the patron and his family on both sides. What is very unusual for a village church of this style and size is the three large ceiling paintings, containing allegorical motifs for music, baptism and veneration of the Holy Spirit. The bell and the romantic baptismal font, which was refurbished in 1858, are also original.
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  • Stained glass window by Tony Cragg, Foto: Heiko Rebsch, Lizenz: Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts
  • View into the church, Foto: Heiko Rebsch, Lizenz: Evangelische Landeskirche Anhalts
  • Garitzer Feldsteinkirche, Foto: Sonja Hahn
  • Blick über die Felder zur Garitzer Dorfkirche, Foto: Sonja Hahn
As part of the project "Lichtungen - contemporary stained glass in Anhalt churches", remarkable ensembles of contemporary stained glass are being created in mostly medieval village churches in the area of the Evangelical Regional Church of Anhalt. For the design of the windows in the village church of Garitz in 2018, it was possible to win the renowned artist Tony Cragg. He dealt with the subject of church windows for the first time. The colors of the windows in Garitz refer to the red base color of the altar. In 2021, Tony Cragg also designed a new altar table made of red Italian marble. Spheres and their circular paths make one think of the universe. Thematically, Cragg addresses the relationship between science and faith. Science is written in formulas, and the figures of the Garitz window ornaments are derived from overlapping layers of formula segments, numbers, and letters.

Garitzer village church is open around the clock as part of the work "Entschlossene Kirchen" foundation.
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