The city of Lübeck in North Germany has an amazing skyline, with the tall spires of seven churches set out against the clouds that swirl in from the Baltic Sea.
St Aegideon, found on Aegideonstrasse, is the smallest of the churches in Lübeck, but this should not put visitors off. It's size often means that tourists leave it off their lists of things to see, and it can be pleasently uncrowded.
Traditionally, St Aegideon was the church for the craftspeople who lived in that part of the city. It is a beautiful example of medieval architecture, and there are ancient wall paintings that invite a closer look.
One of the most special things about the St Aegideon church is that a Plattdeutsch (Low German) nativity play is performed there every Christmas. I attended one of these, and it was a quaint and memorable experience.
Like other churches in Lübeck, St Aegideon is closed on a Monday (and also Sunday), and open from 10am til 12pm and 3pm to 4pm every other day. [more ]