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St. Lawrence Church

Churches in Nuremberg

St. Lawrence Church © Uwe Niklas


Not only St. Lawrence's, Our Lady's and St. Sebald's churches characterise Nuremberg's church scene. The many smaller churches are also worth a visit.


Abbey Courtyard

Carthusian Church

The Carthusian Church is located in the inner courtyard of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

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Church of Our Lady at the Main Market Square

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,…

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St. Lawrence Church

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…

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St. Sebaldus Church from above

Sebalduskirche (St. Sebald's Church)

Nuremberg's oldest city parish church was built around 1215 as a three-aisled Late Romanesque pillared basilica with two choirs. As early…

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Klara Church

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…

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Egidien Church

St. Egidienkirche (St. Giles' Church)

The St. Giles’ Church, Nuremberg’s only remaining Baroque religious building, dates back to the former Schottenkloster (Irish Benedictine…

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Elisabeth Church

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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Jakob Church

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…

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Martha Church

St. Martha's Church

St. Martha’s Church, built in the second half of the 14th century and today a Reformed Protestant parish church, is known for its notable…

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