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Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church)

Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church)
Nuremburg's Frauenkirche

Emperor Charles IV had the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) built here between 1355 and 1358 on the site of the destroyed synagogue of the former Jewish quarter (pogrom in 1349). It was the first Gothic hall church in Franconia, constructed as an Imperial court chapel with three aisles. Its builder was presumably Peter Parler, the master builder of the Prague St Vitus' Cathedral. In 1361, on the occasion of the baptism of the heir to the throne, the Imperial Crown Jewels were displayed here for the first time. The Männleinlaufen (Running Men clockworks (daily at noon), created in 1509 by Sebastian Lindenast and Georg Heuß, is reminiscent of the proclamation of the Golden Bull of 1356: seven electors pay homage to Emperor Charles IV sitting on the throne.

The main altar is the Tucher Altar which was the high altar in the Augustine Church up until 1487. The epitaphs, most of which are from the Dominican's and the Augustine's churches, include works by Adam Kraft (Peringsdörfer epitaph) and by Michael Wolgemut. In 1816, the Church of Our Lady's was given to Nuremberg's Catholic congregation.

Hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday: 9am - 6pm. Friday: 9am - 5pm. Sunday and holidays: 12:30 - 6:30pm.

[ Source: http://nuernberg.de/internet/portal_e/reiseziel/ctz_1604.html ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_Frauenkirche
Address: Hauptmarkt 14, 90408 Nuremberg
Tags: Nuremburg, Church, Männleinlaufen


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