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Address: Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Description: This 14th-century Gothic church overlooks the city's popular outdoor...
This 14th-century Gothic church overlooks the city's popular outdoor market.
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St. Mary's Chapel is located right on market square in the middle of town and an actual stones throw from the catchedral. While the interior is nothing special, it has great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

St Mary's Chapel stands in the Market Square surrounded by stalls. It certainly make s statement with its red and white walls, it's exterior statues, and with Adam and Eve in traditional undress guarding the entry. The interior is less impressive with the main focus being on the modern abstract windows at the front, but it is a pleasant place... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

St. Mary's Chapel is located right on market square in the middle of town and an actual stones throw from the catchedral. While the interior is nothing special, it has great statues on the outside.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Be sure to visit this beautiful chapel just off the main market square. We sat in the back and enjoyed a very peaceful service. No one seemed to mind. Do be respectful of worshippers. This is not the kind of place to come and go. If you must go, be sure to leave only if people have risen to sing.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Marienkapelle has one of the loveliest exteriors I've seen. Built in the late Gothic era it towers over the marketplace and its vibrant color makes it stand out as far away as from the Marian Fortress, sitting high above the city. Two things about it intrigued me. First, the Riemenschneider statues (copies) at several points of the exterior, especially Adam... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Unusual colour Gothic chapel and certainly worth a visit. Certainly not as grand as many we visited but has some very interesting sculptures inside that are much older than the reconstruction of this chapel. Lovely lead light windows.

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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Würzburg is an episcopal city, but even back in the 14th century the citizens wanted a church independent of the bishop, so they built St. Mary's (on the grounds of a destroyed synagogue). I was raised protestant myself, so I cannot follow all those catholic niceties personally, but our guide told us that St. Mary's even today is not a... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Any mention or photos of the Falkenhaus of Würzburg would not miss the looming block of red and white church that is Marienkapelle. True to its Gothic architecture, the details of the decorating sculptures as well as those stuccoes adorning the tower and ribbed exterior were impressive. And for such a marvellous church of this size to be named a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The figures of Adam and Eve, were made ​​by sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider in 1493 are placed at the south portal. The originals are on display in the museum Mainfränkisches today, they have been replaced by copies in 1975. There is the tomb of the knight Konrad von Schaumberg by Riemenschneider also. Internal of the church is very bright because of... More 

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Norddeutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

You can see this chapel from most of the old town and situated right next to the market places you will most likely pass it anway. And that is what I do recommend in this case. While the outside is pretty spectacular (and can even be blinding on a sunny day) the interior is pretty bland. So using the side... More 

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Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This church can not be missed. One can see the Virgin Mary at the top of the steeple from nearly anywhere in town. It is right in the market square. The interior was nice, but not notable.

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