This church is a very nice example of roman gothic church. The altar is the work of the famous painter Durer
Note: Everything I am writing and wrote is my opinion, taste and experience only and could be different to others.One of the nice Churches in Nurnberg. Area also beautiful and it is in the middle of the old city on the way to the castle.
A great example of medieval German Gothic architecture. It is not the biggest or the most impressive churches of its kind, but is an elegant one and fits very well in the square. A very recognizable element is the mechanical clock. The church was rebuilt after World War Two because it was destroyed by Allied bombing campaigns. A good stop to take some pictures.An interesting thing is that this working church is the most important touristic Catholic destination in the city. There are nearby two other great Gothic cathedrals (St. Sebaldus Church and St. Lorenz Church), which are bigger then Frauenkirche, but Lutheran. All three of them are beautiful and worth to visit.
We were in town and wondered through this cathedral. Its a lovely spot as part of a larger view of the city.We were lucky to be there when the mechanical tower performance took place (noon if my memory is working) - if you miss it you won't have missed much (like many of these mechanical clock displays through out Europe) - the inside is more attractive - do visit if your in the area but not worth a special visit.
Huge, imposing architecture, and a good example of German gothic cathedral style. Location right near the famous town square.
This has the best view of the Christmas market, for €3.50. The church is a beautiful church inside. The clock chimes a special chime at midday- be ready with the video!
we happened to be fortunate enough to catch the noon clock display. The ancient clocks never cease to amaze me with the details. We were unable to go inside and view the cathedral but definitely hope to mKe a trip back to do so.
A beautiful old church right in the heart of the old town. We visited the church more than once since we found it to be quite beautiful. If you visit the area, you will no doubt come across the church, so stop in and see it.
The central focus of the grande opening of the Christmas Market where the Angel formally addresses the gathered crowd. The architecture is stunning. sadly we didn't get to see inside as there was a service going on but fully intend to go back another time.
This church is located on the edge of Hauptmarkt square. It was build during the Middle Ages and sustained damage during World War 2. It looks huge from the outside but is somewhat small inside. We were lucky enough to be there when a mass was taking place and it was a wonderful experience to participate in the mass with the local citizens. Later we spoke to a man who worked in the back of the church and he told us a lot of the church's history. Outside, on the front of the church is a lovely glockenspiel.
I can't wait to go back and see this building all lit up with the Christmas market. It's truly amazing this was completely destroyed in the war and now it's almost completely rebuilt.
In the Hauptmarkt, opposite to the Schöner Brunnen (beautiful fountain). It was built in 1352-1362 probably by architect Peter Parler, in the place of a Jewish synagogue (pogrom 1349), as an imperial royal chapel. Charles IV wanted to show the imperial regalia for the first time, to the public, during the christening of his son Wetzel in 1361. Afterwards the crown jewels were kept in a special shrine in the middle of the 4 columns of the square nave. During the Reformation it became Lutheran but Catholics purchased it in 1816. And as the original decoration was completely removed, they were obliged to bring artwork from other places. Tucher altar (1440-1450) is one of the most important panel paintings before Dürer. Männleinlaufen (1506), the mechanical clock, above the main entrance, commemorates the Golden Bull of 1356. It strikes every noon and shows the Holy Roman Emperor surrounded by the Prince-electors. Frauenkirche's façade is very impressive and that's why even Hitler used it as a background to one of his propaganda films.
Located in the center of the marketplace, this church is well worth a visit. If close to the noon hour, watch the beautiful clock on the front face of the clock come alive when it strikes noon. Once inside the churrch, get a large informational guide by the enteranceway (available in multiple languages) which explains the history of the church and the various artwork inside. Pay a visit to the statue of the Virgin Mary off the left front, a small nave where you can say a prayer and light a candle. It's not a big church, but it's well worth visiting.
Another beautiful Gothic Church built between 1352 - 1362, made from bricks, it has many statues and lovely pictures & if you are there when the clock sticks 12 noon it will but on a show for you
At noon the clock on this church puts on a show for the tourists. Of course, it was not originally done for tourists. It show the Holy Roman Emperor surrounded by his prince-electors.