The Frauenkirche Grimma is an early-Gothic three-nave, pillared basilica.
The Frauenkirche Grimma is an early-Gothic three-nave, pillared basilica. The Roman western tower (late 12th century), with its two striking towers, characterises the image of the city. The most significant artwork housed in the church is a late-Gothic carved altar from the "Master of Knauthainer Altars", which depicts the nativity story.
The Frauenkirche Grimma houses a Hermann-Eule Organ.
Hermann Eule (1846 - 1929) founded a still successful organ manufacturing company in Bautzen in 1872. In 1928 the Eule company fundamentally reconstructed the organ built in 1890 by Jehmlich, Dresden, and assembled 25 stops for the Frauenkirche in Grimma. With a pneumatic action and purse chest, the organ is listed as Opus 167 in the production directory of the Eule Company. By "purse chests", organ builders mean a particular type of pneumatic windchest system. In 2005, the expression pedal around the Oboe 8' stop was expanded using the stop from the poorly preserved Eule organ from the Maria and Marha Church in Bautzen. II/30. The organ still can be heard in all its impressive glory at church services and concerts.
Texte: Klaus Gernhardt