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Würzburg Cathedral

Würzburg Cathedral
Würzburg Cathedral

Würzburg Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint Kilian. It is the seat of the Bishop of Würzburg. With an overall length of 105 metres it is the fourth largest Romanesque church building in Germany and a masterpiece of German architecture from the Salian period.The present cathedral, built from 1040 onwards by Bishop Bruno of Würzburg, is the third church on the site: the previous two, built in about 787 and 855, were respectively destroyed and severely damaged by fire. After Bruno's accidental death in 1045, his successor Adalbero completed the current building in 1075.

The cathedral contains numerous works of art, of which the following are of special note: baptismal font (1279), by Meister Eckart of Worms; impressive series of tombs and epitaphs of bishops, including the monumental effigies of the prince-bishops Rudolf II von Scherenberg (1495) and Lorenz von Bibra (1519), both by Tilman Riemenschneider; seven-armed candelabra by Andreas Moritz; Schönborn Chapel by Balthasar Neumann; crypt with cycle of stained glass by Georg Meistermann.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCrzburg_Cathedral ]

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"Hello there! As a Tour Guide I would like to know what's the explanation for the existence of the Menorah offered by Andreas Moritz. What is the connection? I got many explanations but would like to know yours which I presume is the right one. Thanks in advance. Odette Y." (posted 07/30/2014)

The seven-branched candelabrum was created in 1981 by Andreas Moritz. Jürgen Lenssen, canon of the diocese of Würzburg, can tell you more. As a Jewish and a Christian symbol, it represents the roots of Christianity.
Answer provided by Bernd Wiek on 07/30/2014
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Seven-armed chandelier in the cathedral, work by Andreas Moritz, 1981. For more information: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Würzburger_Dom
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