The chapel that was dedicated to the archangel Michael, the Holy Cross and Mary Magdalene became St. Michael’s Church after the foundation of the town in 1230 and the expansion of the Neustadt.
The St. Michael’s Church
Its two towers are visible from even far away!
There indeed is the date 1559 engraved in one of the window lintels in the northern staircase but the Protestant main church in Hof, that distinguishes the townscape together with the town hall, is much older.
In 1536 St. Michael’s was chosen to be the Protestant main church under the Reformation. Still today there are cannonballs attached to the middle window and the north tower as a reminder of a siege of several weeks in 1553 when the church was under heavy fire.
The St. Michael’s Church surprises with its spacious interior. The Gothic net vault was replaced by a wooden construction due to static reasons after the great fire of Hof in 1823, during which large parts of the church were destroyed.
The organ built by the brothers Heidenreich is the largest remaining instrument of the organ builder family that has been living in Hof since 1782, and corresponds to a great extent to the principle of party disposition by Gottfried Silbermann. The Heidenreich-organ is called the organ with the best sound in Bavaria by experts.
Moday to Friday 8.00 -12.00
and 14.00 - 16.00
You can get the key at the rectory.
View from the city hall tower
The view from the city hall tower is worth-while the climb of the 152 steps. At a height of 32 m one has a wonderful view of the city.
The tower is accessible in the summer months during the opening hours of the tourist information. There you can also get the key.