The St. Lawrence's Church can be seen from afar. Its twin towers and the beautiful rosette that decorates its exterior ... More
St. Lawrence's Church (Lorenzkirche)
The St. Lawrence's Church can be seen from afar. Its twin towers and the beautiful rosette that decorates its exterior are unmistakable. Building was commenced in 1270, but Lorenzkirche was not completed until the many years later. The church survived the Second World War in a better state than its sister, St. Seebald ( St.-Sebaldus-Kirche ), but the main part of the structure was destroyed. The priceless works of art in the church had all been moved elsewhere for safekeeping. The interior of the church is a pleasure for the eye. There are many stunning features to be admired but the 'Engelsgruss'(Angel's greeting) is perhaps the most famous work of art in the church. It was carved out of wood by Veit Stoss between 1516 and 1520 and is his principal work. It shows the Virgin Mary and archangel Gabriel and is meant to depict the annunciation. During the Reformation, the Angel's Greeting was a source of controversy and was removed from the church more than once. Another well-known part of the church's interior is the tabernacle made by Adam Kraft, another famous son of the city. The tabernacle is 20m high and at its foot kneels a pious Kraft, holding the tools of his trade. The Square in front of the church is full of life during the day!
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The best time to visit is during the christmas holidays to enjoy th open air markt and the festivities. we enjoyed our stay very much.
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