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St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
0911/22-56-13
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Ranked #15 of 75 Attractions in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Abingdon, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

There are many churches in Europe. This one is interesting because it was originally a Catholic church. It is probably the only Lutheran church in the world that contains the body of a Catholic saint--Saint Sebaldus.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

St. Sbaldus is an unmissable sight. The details in it's architecture is amazing. The golden clock, the statues on every pillar, the Windows, doors, arcs are beautiful pieces of art. You've got to see it!

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

St.Sebaldus was an 8th c. hermit, missonary and is the patron saint of Nuremberg. No wonder, the church dedicated to him, is full of treasures, despite a Protestant one. A medieval church built from 1215 - 1275, in front of the Rathaus (Town Hall).It appeared as a late-Romanesque pillared basilica with 2 choirs. In 1309 the side aisles were widened... More

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Yogya
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are in old town of Nuremberg, then it will be very easy to identify this church. It is relatively massive and guess what... it is just renovated after WW 2. Inside you can see the trace of new renovation in 20th century and after looking at the destruction that happen in WW 2, it is quite amazing actually... More

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The church has been rebuilt because of bomb damage in the war. They've done a good job, and at different points there are pictures of what it looked like in 1945, so you can see how much had to be done. An interesting visit.

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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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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trondheim
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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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Beatrice
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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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