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Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Stadtkirche St. Peter and Paul)

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Address: Herderplatz 8, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: 03643/85-15-18
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Description: This beautiful church is best known for its Crucifixion triptych by Lucas...
This beautiful church is best known for its Crucifixion triptych by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
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wonderful altarpiece and memorial to Cranach

There were a lot of people visiting this church because of the celebration of Cranach this year so it was difficult to commune with the altarpiece, which is a masterpiece. I found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There were a lot of people visiting this church because of the celebration of Cranach this year so it was difficult to commune with the altarpiece, which is a masterpiece. I found this church rather odd as the architecture is not cohesive. The standard Lutheran form with balconies this time had the balconies painted bright pink with red for the... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This unusual church is tucked into back streets off the centre of town but it well signposted. It is unusual in that it has a bright pink balcony around the sides. The altarpiece is also unusual in that it reminded me of the cloth of gold event in Tudor times. The painting seems out of historical context as you have... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visitors who came to see an important altar piece started by Lucas Cranach The Elder in 1552 and his son The Younger who completed it in 1555, were disappointed by the the sign next to the copy, notified the visitors that the original altar piece is currently under restoration. Not only that, the church interior was under the major renovation... More 

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Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This fascinating building was being renovated when I visited. The whole place became alive when we participated in the service taking place.

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Dublin, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The staff were friendly and well-informed. The most detailed printed guide is available only in German. We did buy a guide book in German but would suggest that for foreign visitors not fluent in German, an exact English translation would be appreciated. We appreciated that the altarpiece was on exhibit even though the interior of the church is undergoing restoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You will be well educated about this cathedral that has withstood fires and war. Its architecture is stunning. Not over bearing but peaceful and holy inside. I will be anxious to see how it is coming along in February when we return.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited this church on Saturday, September 6, 2014. It happened that choir was performing. Awesome! We sat and enjoyed beautiful music and were inspired beyond belief. The church is being renovated but it was easy to look beyond this and know how special this place was to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The church looks very interesting from the outside. As we walked in, it was obvious that our visit was badly timed. The beautiful carvings on the walls beside the altar were covered with scaffolding and couldn't be seen very well. Other parts of the church were under renovation as well. Should be worth a visit when completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Unfortunately the Cranach alter was hidden for renovation, but an excellent color reporduction covers the site. A smaller Cranach painting is nearby

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Warmond NL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Inside under reconstruction; still interesting due to its historic position but no highlight for now. Large altar painting under protective cover

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Additional Information about Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Stadtkirche St. Peter and Paul)

Address: Herderplatz 8, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: 03643/85-15-18
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Thuringia  >  Weimar

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