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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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A moving experience

I am always deeply moved when I enter this building. When you see what state it was in after the bombing, it is nothing short of a miracle that St. Sebald has been reconstructed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a large church near the centre of Nuremberg which was very badly damaged in WWII. It has been largely restored, but still shows signs of damage. It is a Gothic structure with interesting windows and other unusual features like a large wooden angel. There are many photographs showing the war damage. Definitely worth a visit, but one comes... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I am always deeply moved when I enter this building. When you see what state it was in after the bombing, it is nothing short of a miracle that St. Sebald has been reconstructed so that you cannot tell what it has suffered. The church is now a memorial to peace. Magnificent.

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Riffa, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful! Walked into an organ concert around lunch time. Enjoyable surprise! Amazing! Near the glockenspiel.

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Australia
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

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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Sweden
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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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Detroit, Michigan
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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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