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St. Sebaldus Church

St. Sebaldus Church
Northern facade of St. Sebaldus

Along with Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church) and St. Lorenz, St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebald, Sebalduskirche) 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.

Building work for the first late Romanesque pillared basilica started in 1230/40. The church was awarded the title of Parish Church as early as in 1255. It can be assumed that the church was completed by 1274/75. In the mid 17th century, the church interior was re-styled in the Baroque manner and galleries were added. After comprehensive damage during World War II, reconstruction started and in some sections is still continuing today. The exterior is richly decorated with sculptures. The most remarkable pieces are the Schreyer-Landauer epitaph by Adam Kraft (1490/92) and the various portals.

The rich interior dates back to the 14th to 16th century, including the Shrine of St. Sebaldus, works by Veit Stoß and the glass painting on the windows. Most works of art were endowed by Nuremberg Patrician families.

Hours: January - March 9am - 4:30pm. April and May: 9:30am - 6pm. June - September 15: 9:30am - 8pm. September 16 - December: 9:30am - 6pm.

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Address: Albrecht-Dürer-Platz 1, 90403 Nuremberg
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