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“Both stunning & sobering to contemplate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)
Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (Altstadt - St. Sebald)
0911/22-56-13
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Ranked #12 of 157 things to do in Nuremberg
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“Both stunning & sobering to contemplate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is the oldest of Nuremberg's churches--dating from 1230. The church features beautiful carvings and houses a silver coffin from 1397 (with the relics of St. Sebadus). The various columns have photos of the destruction of the church in the WW2 bombing raids along with parts of a poem about the horror and destruction of the building. To think that the present building rose from the ashes of destruction depicted in the photos is absolutely stunning. Don't miss this.

Visited November 2013
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“Beauty amidst the terror”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Unbelievable to see the survival of buildings such as this when so much of the country was destroyed. Doing a great job on reconstruction. Beautiful building. Lots of stained glass

Visited October 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“under construction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This church is undergoing some major construction and in the inside several parts are blocked for viewing. It is interesting to see inside pictures which show how the church was damaged during the last world war and how it was rebuilt again. On the other hand one cannot escape the feeling that they try to work your emotions and hope that you pay handsomely to sponsor their current refurbishments. Moreover, there is not so much other special to see inside. Germany has many nice churches. The outside of the church is more impressive with its two towers which can be seen from far away in Nurnberg.

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Spiritual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stunning, Spiritual and Peaceful!
A must see when in Nuremberg, a lovely place of relaxation and contemplation.

Visited August 2013
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“More interesting than Lorenzkirche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Lorenzkirche is the "must" church in Nuremberg but I don't remember anything particular about it at all. The second I set foot in St. Sebaldus I was entranced. Perhaps it is the truly beautiful and engaging imagery combined with the story of its destruction and rebuild during and after WW2 that got to me.

Visited August 2013
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