The famous tower of St. Peter and Paul Church, which has been overlooking Hofheim for many centuries, is also the city’s official landmark.
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The church, as it is today, has little to do with the original construction, which was originally erected back in the second half of the 15th century. The master builders, Johann Schilburg and Johannes Bender, are both well chronicled in the town’s history, however. Back in those mediaeval times, the men of Falkenstein helped to build a church that continues to remind of the Gothic style of that era. The sanctuary has remained intact to this day, having been integrated into the church in the form of a side aisle. Until 2000, it was used as a baptistery. The church’s famous tower also stems from the 15th century. Its ogive-shaped windows also point to the building’s former Gothic style. Over the years, many changes were made to the church by order of the respective head clergyman. The figure of Christ from the crucifixion group, for example, dates back to the early 16th century. It ranks amongst the church’s most valuable items and was supposedly created by one of Tilman Riemenschneider’s pupils. The tower, which had until then been topped with an octagonal spire, was at that time fitted with a helmed roof. As a liturgical place of great significance, the baptismal font was during the most recent renovation phase returned to stand in a position where it was once again within direct view of the congregation. It is supported by four lion-shaped statues dating back to the 13th century, making it the church’s oldest ecclesiastical artefact.