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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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This church is worth a look, the architecture is amazing. I visited all of the churches and some of them had pictures of the restoration after World War II-incredible that they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This church is worth a look, the architecture is amazing. I visited all of the churches and some of them had pictures of the restoration after World War II-incredible that they were able to save these.

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Swanton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The story of Sebald was shared with us by our walking tour guide. It's quite a tale! The church is massive and impressive, the oldest in the old town. Inside, the simple yet heart-wrenching exhibit of photos of the destruction of the church in 1945 and accompanying poem translated into several languages tells the emotion of the story.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

In Nuremberg, they know how to do Gothic. In fact every church in Nuremberg is Gothis, with one exception. The 2 largest of which this is one, spent many years tryinv to outdo one another. Anything added on by one of them was immediately added on by the other. They are quite similar in appearance because of this intense rivalry.... More 

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Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Passing by this historical medieval monument, beautiful building of human architecture and art, one thought was up on my mind. How great is human skill to create, how huge is human urge to destroy, how wonderful is human ability to forgive and rebuild.

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Minneaspolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visited while at Christmas market. Amazing church and history. Friendly people working but only speak German. Try and attend a service there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

St. Sebaldus Church (Sebalduskirche) is one of the oldest churches in Nuremberg. This medieval church, severely damaged during World War II but since restored, is named for an 8th century hermit and missionary who is the patron saint of Nuremberg. This has been a Lutheran church since the Reformation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

Address: Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 0911/22-56-13
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Nuremberg>  > Altstadt - St. Sebald

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