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St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

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Address: Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0911/22-56-13

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Historic Lutheran Church with a message of peace.

This church is centrally located with Albrecht Durer Platz at the front and the Old Town Hall behind it. Construction began in 1225 and it was completed 50 years later. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This church is centrally located with Albrecht Durer Platz at the front and the Old Town Hall behind it. Construction began in 1225 and it was completed 50 years later. It was badly damaged as was most Nuremberg [also known as 'Nurnberg'] during the Second World War but has fortunately been restored. The church has had a long musical tradition,... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

St., Sebalds is a beautiful European Church but what I found fascinating are the photos inside showing what it looked like after Nuremburg was destroyed in 1945 and the reality of how it looks today, an ancient cathedral. It's amazing how Nuremberg was rebuilt after being 99% destroyed during the war.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a nice looking church inside and out, I spent more time in St. Lorenz Church but this is still worth a quick visit if your in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stunning old cathedral with a thriving congregation, which is rare in Europe. What was most interesting to me were the photos posted along the interior that chronicled not only the rebuilding of the Cathedral which was heavily damaged during WWII but the rebuilding of a community that was also heavily damaged, not just physically. Some of the photos with narrations... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On your way up to the castle stop by St Sebaldus. The admission fee is very nominal. Inside near the front pillars are excellent pictures of the church after the Allied bombings during WWII and the process the congregation followed to restore the church. The inside of the church is lovely with original fresco painting still visible on many parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

A favorite to sit at the outdoor seating area across the street enjoying a drink on sunny afternoon and looking at the cathedral.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, but what was most interesting were the photo posters depicting the damage during the war and how the city and congregation came together to rebuild the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This church is devoted to the local patron saint, St. Sebald. I liked it more than the other 2 I visited (Frauenkirche and St. Lorenz). Half the building was destroyed during WWII but it is now renovated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Amazing to see the post WW2 picture of the church inside as it shows how much work went in to restoring it. Nice stonework, worth spending about 20 minutes looking through it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It's a beautiful old church in the old city but will only take you about 15 minutes to walk through. That is all.

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