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St. Lorenz Church

St. Lorenz Church
steeples of St. Lorenz seen from the West

St. Lorenz is one of the most important medieval churches of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The building of this basilica in high gothic style started between 1243 and 1315. The western façade between the two steeples is decorated with a rosette window and can be dated via the joint coats of arms of Charles IV and his third wife Anna von Schweidnitz who were married in 1353. It was badly damaged during the Second World War and later rebuilt. The interior contains important works of art, including numerous epitaphs, stone and wooden sculptures, and most remarkably the tabernacle by Adam Kraft (1493/96), the Annunciation with corresponding chandelier by Veit Stoß (1517/18), the Deocarus Altar (1437) and the Krell Altar (1483). The choir of the church, which is also called St. Laurentius in texts on Gothic Architecture, was started in 1445 by medieval master mason Konrad Roriczer.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm, Sunday: 1pm - 4pm.

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Address: Lorenzer Platz 10, 90402 Nuremberg
Tags: Nuremburg, Church, Medieval

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