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

Herderplatz 8, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
03643/85-15-18
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Weimar
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This beautiful church is best known for its Crucifixion triptych by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
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Dublin, Ohio, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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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cincinnati
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The Cranach alterpiece is being restored and there is very little to see of the church, but it will be wondeful when the work is finished. Meanwhile the archaeologists outside were brushing the earth off a large number of very shallow graves.

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Madison, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

You might not want to visit until the road construction is complete as it's a bit hectic at the moment but if you brave the chaos bring your camera. This is stop number 18 on the Weimar tour map that you can pick up for free in the information center.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My husband and I visited this church during our time in Weimar. The most ornate carvings and details around the altar were amazing. The celing was beautiful and the entire church had a most reverent atmosphere. we took time to sit and soak up the feeling of being in a holy place.

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