St. Lorenzkirche (St. Lawrence Church)

© Uwe Niklas

Key facts:

  • together with St. Sebald and the Church of Our Lady one of the three most important churches in Nuremberg
  • the three-part pipe organ in Lorenz is one of the largest in the world, with 12,000 pipes and 165 registers
  • the oldest of 16 bells was cast in the 14th century
  • the Angelic Greeting (1517/1518) from Veit Stoß can be found in St. Lorenz

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).

Magnificent west facade with splendid portal richly decorated with statuary and rose window (mid-14th c.). Two towers 80 and 81 meters high. Important works of art: the Annunciation by Veit Stoß (1518), tabernacle by Adam Kraft (1496), medieval altars, memorial plaques, stained glass.

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

Church Services in St. Lorenz (only in German)

What’s On in St. Lorenz (only in German)

Music St. Lorenz (only in German)

At a glance


St. Lorenzkirche (St. Lawrence Church)
Lorenzer Platz 10
90402 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 24469914

Audio files

Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm

Mon - Sa: 9 am - 6 pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm 

Restricted opening hours when there are evening church concerts!



Special opening hours


Voluntary 2 €
Groups of 10 or more: adults 2 € / children 1 €

Tower tour:
5 € regular/ 2 € children, except special events

Guided Tours

Guided church tour during Christmas time:

Saturday: 2 p.m.

Person to contact:

Tourist Pastor:
Mrs Susanne Bammessel
Tel.: +49 (0)911 24469914
Fax: +49 (0)911 24469924

information for handicapped people

Fully wheelchair accessible.