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Churches

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)

1355/58 Emperor Charles IV had the synagogue razed (pogrom 1349) and replaced by the first Gothic three-aisled hall church in Franconia, constructed as an imperial royal chapel. 

Church of Our Lady Nuremberg

Church of Our Lady Nuremberg

1361 the imperial regalia were displayed to the public for the first time for the christening of his son Wenzel, heir to the throne. The “Männleinlaufen” (mechanical clock and glockenspiel, every day at noon) recalls the proclamation of the Golden Bull of 1356: seven Electors pay homage to Emperor Karl IV sitting on his throne. Richly decorated interior. The Tucher altar (ca. 1445) is considered the most important work of panel painting in the pre-Dürer period. 

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Further information on the Churches of Nuremburg

The famous Sebald shrine (Peter Vischer) in Nuremberg

Sebalduskirche (St. Sebald Church)

Nuremberg's oldest city parish church was built around 1215 as a three-aisled Late Romanesque pillared basilica with two choirs. As early as 1309 the original side aisles were widened and altered in the Gothic style.

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Interior of the Nuremberg Lorenzkirche with a view of the spectacular tabernacle by Adam Kraft

Lorenzkirche (St. Lawrence Church)

Building begun about 1250. Originally built as a three-aisled basilica in the high Gothic style; later extended with an imposing late Gothic hall choir (1439-1477).

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The oldest stained-glass windows in Nürnberg

St. Marthakirche (St. Martha's Church)

After a fire in rebuilding process!

St. Martha’s Church, built in the second half of the 14th c. and today a Reformed Protestant parish church, is known for its notable original stained glass windows.

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St. Clare's Church Nuremberg (Photo: UpperPalatine)

St. Klarakirche (St. Clare's Church)

Erected in 1270, the former Church of the Poor Clares is the site of the Catholic Counseling Services. In accordance with the official title "Open Church St. Klara", it attracts those without close church ties by offering a...[more]

View to the St. Elisabeth's Church Nuremberg

St. Elisabethkirche (St. Elisabeth's Church)

Originally, the St. Elizabeth Church was part of a former secondary house of the Teutonic Order of the Knights.

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Stained-glass windows in the St. James' Church Nuremberg

St. Jakobskirche (St. James' Church)

Originally an early Franconian King's church, then given to the Knights of the Teutonic Order, continuous use by pilgrams traveling on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela, the grave site of the Apostel James. Very probably...[more]