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St. Mary's Chapel

Address: Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #14 of 44 Attractions in Wurzburg
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 14th-century Gothic church overlooks the city's popular outdoor market.
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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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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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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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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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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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The Marian Chapel is a good example of the Gothic style and the only one that we have seen in Wurzburg . It is hard to miss since it is located right beside the Market Square . The front entrance was closed when we were there but we found that the side entrance beside the market was open so we... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Marienkapelle is lovely both inside and out. It occupies a prominent place at one side of the market square and unlike the other churches in the city is Gothic style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Lovely church very peaceful feel. The stained glass windows and organ are magnificent but the most outstanding feature is the artwork.

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