Wednesday, June 19, 2013

St Sebaldus Church

St. Sebaldus Church is a medieval church in Nuremberg, Germany.  It is one of the most important churches of the city, and also one of the oldest. It is located at the Albrecht-Dürer-Platz, in front of the old city hall. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th-century hermit and missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg. It has been a Lutheran parish church since the Reformation.

The construction of the building began in 1225. the church achieved parish church status in 1255 and was completed by 1273-75. It was originally built as a Romanesque basilica with two choirs.  The church suffered serious damage during World War II and was subsequently reconstructed. Some of the old interior did survive, including the Shrine of St. Sebaldus, works by Veit Stoss and the stained glass windows.

The exterior is undergoing extensive renovation and was covered in scaffolding. The only exterior photo I took was of the entrance.  

The organ was installed in 1975.

The Monument of St Sebaldus, a work of Peter Vischer the Elder and his sons.  
Begun in 1508 and complete in 1519.

The Crucifix

Works by Viet Stoss

The archways are beautiful.

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