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.

The famous Sebald shrine (Peter Vischer) in Nuremberg

The famous Sebald shrine (Peter Vischer) in Nuremberg

Destroyed during World War II like the rest of the city, St. Sebald was reconstructed in 1957 and reconsecrated. The reliquary shrine (ca. 1397) in the tomb cast in bronze by Peter Vischer and his sons (1508-1519) is prominently located in the interior of the church. The bones of Nuremberg patron saint Sebaldus are presumed to rest in the silver embossed “casket”.

Further useful information on the St. Sebald Church: (only in German)

Church Services in St. Sebald (only in German)

What's On in St. Sebald (only in German)

Music St. Sebald (only in German)



Picutres of St. Sebald Church

  • St. Sebald Church Nuremberg

  • St. Sebald Church Nuremberg - inside view

  • Sebald shrine nuremberg

  • St. Sebald Church Nuremberg - outside view
  • Sebald shrine (Peter Vischer) Nuremberg
  • St. Sebald Church Nuremberg
  • St. Sebald Church Nuremberg - entrance
  • Organ Pipes in the St. Sebald Church Nuremberg

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Further information on the Churches of Nuremburg

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

St. Jakobskirche (St. James' Church)

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

St. Klarakirche (St. Clare's Church)

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Church of Our Lady Nuremberg

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. 

St. Giles' Church Nuremberg

St. Egidienkirche (St. Giles' Church)

The St. Giles’ Church, Nuremberg’s only remaining Baroque religious building, dates back to the former Schottenkloster (Irish Benedictine monastery) which was erected here around 1140 on the site of a royal estate from the earliest...[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.

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.