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    St. Stephen's Church - the Chagall Windows

    by yooperprof Written May 16, 2007

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    Well, boo on me for not getting any pictures of the phenomenal Marc Chagall windows here, but it's quite difficult for an amateur to do them justice. Trust me, the beauty and poignancy of the stained glass makes this church well-worth a visit, even if you are just in Mainz for one day, don't let the time pass without making a stop here.

    Like so many other buildings of all kinds, St. Stephen's church was heavily damaged in World War II; practically demolished. In a spirit of hope and reconcilation and desire for a better future, the parish commissioned Marc Chagall, the great Russian/Jewish/American artist, to design new windows for the reconstructed church. I can't think of any 20th century stained glass - anywhere - that is more effective and more wonderful than that which is here.

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    St. Stephan

    by Kristina1701 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    St. Stephan
    this cathedral / church is famous for its so-called 'Chagall-windows' which were created by the Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). He was born in Russia but spent most time of his life in Nice / France. Well, these windows are really facinating, they're all blue (always differnt types) which shows that he was inspired by the Mediterranean Sea.

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    The St. Peter Church

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mainz

    This church is not far from the river, so when walking around in the city you might pass by this one. Unfortunately I did not get inside this time but I will try the next time.

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    Karmeliterkirche

    by Leipzig Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    Karmeliterkirche

    The church was erected in the first half of the 14th century. The nearby abbey was built in the 1960s. It has space for 15 Brothers and has a library of 14,000 books.

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    Augustinerkirche

    by tessy Written Oct 13, 2003

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    Augustiner church

    You like baroc churches? Then you have to visit Augustinerchurch! This church was not really destroyed in WW II. Very beautiful inside!

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    Stained glass windows

    by bonio Written Apr 11, 2003

    St Stephan's church has windows made by Marc Chagall, the Russian / French artist. Not bad too - he was over 90 at the time!

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