Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church, Nürnberg

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    Lorenzkirche - inside: architecture

    by Mikebond Updated Jul 21, 2007

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    There is so much to see inside Lorenzkirche that I need more than one tip to show you this church well. Here are some global views of the nave with the beautiful lacework-ceiling. In the third photo you can see the altar with the big cross pending from above, while the fourth picture is a perspective from the apsis. In the last two photos you can already see it (that is, the main attraction of the whole church), but you will have to wait some more tips to enjoy it fully.

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    Lorenzkirche - overview

    by Mikebond Updated Jul 21, 2007

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    Lorenzkirche (Saint Lorenz's church) is a Gothic masterpiece with a long history. The first stone was set in 1280, but the aisles and the choir were built in 1439-77 and the two towers later on.
    Worth remarking on the façade are the huge rose window, with a diameter of 9 metres, and the portal with statues telling the life of Christ (as in any self-respecting Gothic portal), dating of 1350-60. However, these are copies of the originals that are today located at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Before entering, be aware that, if you want to take pictures, you have to buy a photo-permission ("Foto-Erlebnis") for 5 euro. It is worth paying, since this way you contribute to keep the church in good conditions and can take a lot of pictures (and there certainly is a lot to photograph!).

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    Lorenzkirche

    by Carletto76 Updated Aug 4, 2005

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    Lorenzkirche

    The works on St.Lorenz cathedral began in the year 1250, and went along for so many years, with different kinds of mainly gothic architecture, till the one we can see now: the biggest and highest (81m) church in Nürnberg, and surely one of the most important and beautiful landmarks of the city.

    The cathedral was bombed in WWII, but fortunately not so much to destroy it. Surely a big restoration was needed, but we can see it now almost like it was before that tragic period.

    All this zone, south of the Pegnitz river, is called Lorenzer Altstadt, in contrast with the Sebalder Altstadt, north of the river. The two zones take the name from the 2 most biggest churches of the old town.
    The Lorenz district is the less picturesque, and more devoted to shopping; there is a mix of new and old architecture, not always very beautiful, but still not so bad.

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    St Lorenz Kirche

    by antistar Written Jun 24, 2005

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    St Lorenz Kirche, Nuremberg

    St Lawrence church is the second of Nuremberg's twin spired churches, and also a U-Bahn stop and was built between 1250 and 1477. The Annunciation that hangs above the altar was by Veit Stoss, whose grave can also be found in the St Johannis Friedhof graveyard mentioned later.

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    St Lorenz Church

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Twin churches

    Almost identical exterior to St Sebaldus (which you clearly see from the Burg viewpoint), it makes it more of a surprise when you enter, and instead of the clean lines of St Sebaldus find that it resembles French cathedrals instead, although built only 50 years later than its neighbour.This photo shows St Sebaldus in the foreground, but St Lorenz in the background, so you can just about see the external similarities.

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    Church of St. Lorenz

    by Leipzig Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Church of St. Lorenz

    The construction of St. Lorenz was begun in 1250 and lasted over two hundred years. It has always been the largest church of Nürnberg. The interior has a lot of highlights for visitors - for example the tabernacle by Adam Kraft, the crucifix of Veit Stoss or the colorful glass windows.

    I recommend german_eagle's travelogue for more impressions of the interior

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    St. Lorenzkirche

    by andrea.d Written Feb 17, 2004

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    The present building was begun in 1260 on the foundations of an earlier Romanesque basilica and ended a hundred years later when the immense tracery work on the rose window with its many levels and 9m diameter was set on the decorative wall between the 2 church towers. In the Second World the church (except of its towers) was utterly destroyed, but it was rebuilt by the 1952.

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    St. Lorenz Church

    by Travelchili Written Nov 30, 2003

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    St. Lorenz Church

    St. Lorenz Chruch took over 200 years to complete. The works began in 1270 and were finally finished by the 16th century.

    The interior of the church is very special, so don't miss that. You will find the church full of carved figures that date back to the 14th century. Much of the church's stained and painted glass dates from the 15th century.

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    St. Lorenz church

    by german_eagle Updated Apr 14, 2003

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    Inside St. Lorenz church

    St. Lorenz is the largest and most important church of Nürnberg. It was built in 13th – 15th century in gothic style. From outside the Western façade is the highlight. Inside you find numerous masterpieces of art work: The carved “Engelsgruss” by Veit Stoss, the tabernacle by Adam Kraft, the crucifix of Veit Stoss, the stained glass windows and some altars to name only a few. Please see my travelogue as well.

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    Lorenz church. It was built at...

    by Traub Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Lorenz church. It was built at the end of 13th century and ist the most imposant church of Nuremberg. The net vaulting is a masterpiece of Late Gothic stone carving. After suffering severe damage during WW II, St. Lorenz has been restored to its medieval state.

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    Inside of the St. Lorenz Church

    by andrea.d Written Feb 17, 2004

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    Inside of the church is very beautiful too. I was there there few days after the Christmas, so there were 2 Christams trees inside the churdh as well.

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