St. Johann

Churches, Place to see
St. John's Church is an early Gothic hall church with three naves.

The high light-flooded interior is particularly worth seeing.
In 1011, the monastery of St. John was founded by Bishop Detmar. The consecration of the church took place in 1292. In the mid-1960s, the church was extensively renovated.


  • The foundation of the collegiate monastery St. Johann took place in 1011 by Bishop Thietmar of Osnabrück (1003-23) as the second spiritual centre of the city, with a school, as a priestly educational institution.
  • It was considered the first such institution of an Osnabrück bishop, who had his own parish rights since 1147.
  • Collegiate provost came in each case from the ranks of the cathedral chapter.
  • The Osnabrück New Town developed around it, which was administered separately from the Old Town until 1306.
  • Chapter of St. Johann developed into a bourgeois community after the cathedral chapter stipulated noble origins for membership in 1398.
  • The church has also been a parish church since 1447.
  • In 1543, the chapter rejects the adoption of the Lutheran church order.
  • After 1803 and subsequent dissolution of the chapter, it is considered the parish church of St. Johann.
  • Worship chapel donated by the von Bar family on the A. 14th century as a funeral chapel, later among other things a mortuary chapel and war memorial.


Address & contact

St. Johann
Johannisfreiheit 12
49074 Osnabrück

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