Westphalian Bauhütte at St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V.

Award of the NRW State Order

On February 21, 2024, Minister President Hendrik Wüst awarded the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to 16 committed citizens.

One of them: Former master cathedral builder Jürgen Prigl.

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The Westphalian Cathedral Construction Association

St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V.

One of the main roles of the Westphalian Cathedral Construction Association for St. Maria zur Wiese Soest e.V. is the procurement of capital. The Association and the parish need the help of all who care for the preservation of their cultural environment. 

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Planning for 2021

Current building work

See here the progression of work on the completed areas and the planned construction projects for 2021.

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UNESCO Cultural Heritage

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Dombauhütten awarded UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage on Thursday, 17 December 2020!

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WDR Radio Choir

sings in der Wiesenkirche

In the series "Sing Hallelujah" the WDR Radio Choir visited the Wiesenkirche.

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The master school

For stonemasons and stone sculptors

The master school was founded in 1997. The sponsor of the course is the Dortmund Chamber of Crafts. The course is held entirely in the Dombauhütte in Soest, Walburgerstraße 56, for the practical and theoretical parts.

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Visit by Minister Scharrenbach

On Friday, 23 March 2018, we were able to present and explain to our minister, Ina Scharrenbach, the intergenerational measures at the Wiesenkirche and all aspects of the work being conducted by the mason’s lodge. It quickly became evident that Ms Scharrenbach was already well informed about the details.

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Construction of the northern tower spire by helicopter

On Friday, 9 September 2016, the finishing touches were made to the southern spire, which had remained incomplete since 2013 due to inclement weather. We successfully lifted the highest stone of Soest – the finial – to the tip of the northern spire by helicopter.

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Laying of the foundation stone for the restoration of the eaves cornice zone

Minister Ina Scharrenbach described the laying of the foundation stone for the comprehensive renovation of the eaves cornice zone at St. Maria zur Wiese as "something very special".

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Guided Tours of the Dombauhütte

The Wiesenkirche - The building process. The total work of art

a) Church and tower (approx. 2 hours)

b) Church, tower and workshop (approx. 3 hours)

The high Gothic hall church of St. Maria zur Wiese is known far beyond the borders of the old Hanseatic city of Soest. Its architecture combines sublime majesty and filigree elegance only an apparent contrastwhich create a spatial synthesis of the arts. With the "Dombauhütte St. Maria zur Wiese", there is also a modern Bauhütte at this church. Besides the Rhenish ones - above all those in Cologne, Aachen and Xanten - it is the only Westphalian Bauhütte in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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