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St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
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Ranked #14 of 73 Attractions in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This striking church dominates the area around it. We went during a crowded loud festival in the area and it was peaceful inside. However, there is construction inside and out. It is still worth a visit to view the area lovely inside and the tomb of St. Sebaldus.

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Bitburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of the oldest churches in the city. It dominates the hill over the central market, and the spacious interior invites meditation. The altar is unusually large. I have seen exhibits of photographs depicting World War II destruction, but not this time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It might be a nice church, but now it is under restoration, dusty air, do not spend unnecessary time here. They even have concerts here now, must be uncomfortable.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

a historic church,which is being renovated at the moment...there still is enough to see to justify a short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This church was heavily damaged at the end of World War II. The large photo displays inside show the broken out windows, the bell from the tower crashed to the floor, etc. Yet, the church has been restored enough to be used for Mass and is seeking more funds for further restoration. It is just off the plaza in Nuremberg.... More

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Parsberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The church is under construction..but it was a treat to hear a group singing near the altar. The organ is also under construction as well. I would love to go back to see it again when it's complete.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A beautiful church, with a great history. The images of this churches history from it's beginning, the WWII bombings and it's rebuilding are impressive. But nothing was more touching than the images of the peace march organised in December, 1992, showing 100,000 people with candles, uniting for the end of war

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's nice. They show the pictures of the damage from WWII. They've rebuilt. It's interesting, but when you've looked at so many churches, they start looking the same. They are all pretty impressive.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the best churches I visited. Its location is very central and near to the shopping area. Architecture is really amazing. A must visit when in Nuremberg.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Some poignant posters describing the effects of the war damage. It demonstrates the hope that people carry with them in the face of adversity

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