Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche, Nuremberg

Frauenkirche
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
How to get there
  • Lorenzkirche • 5 min walk
  • Wöhrder Wiese • 9 min walk
Popular mentions

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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,039 contributions
Dec 2021
Lovely-looking church, when viewed from the front, at least, and really lovely with its Christmas trees out front.
Written January 15, 2022
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,132 contributions
Sep 2021
Well, sadly this church was closed when we were in Nuremberg. We did get to walk around outside but no interior views.
We, of course, could see the clock but it didn't seem to be working either. Good brick Gothic design.
Written October 15, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
This church is located right on the main market and is unique in its architecture. It has a mechanical clock which at noon will have a small display for visitors. Worth visiting.
Written November 7, 2020
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark409 contributions
Aug 2020
The church is located on the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt. It was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, but was restored after the war and completed in the 1990’s.

The mechanical clock of the church, the Mannleinlaufen, is well worth viewing from the square. It runs every day at noon.
Written September 14, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark769 contributions
Jul 2020
The church is really beautiful from the outside the inside was ok but not so special. At noon there's a small play on the church clock.
Written July 24, 2020
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,215 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
Most beautiful church in all Nürnberg. Located in the best spot of the city as well. Unique architecture on the front. On the inside is smaller than I thought. This is a must for every tourist in Nürnberg
Written June 22, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,499 contributions
Dec 2019
We walked by this church while heading towards the castle area. I recognised the church from a picture in the information we visited earlier. I also remembered about the Schoner Brunnen nearby.
The church itself had an interesting architecture with a clock on the front above the stained-glass window. It looked fairly traditional with a single spire in front instead of the two bell towers on St. Lorenz Church. Quite a different looking church but just as breathtaking.
We came by just after Christmas so they were in the process of dismantling the Christmas market so there wasn't much room to walk around. We also weren't able to take a look inside.
Written April 20, 2020
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,852 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
We really enjoyed seeing this beautiful church located in the old town. There are many intricately carved statutes, sculptures, and friezes. They are carved from wood, marble, bronze, etc. There are many stained glass windows and Large organ pipes. It’s a beautiful church.
Written March 17, 2020
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Sep 2019
When I visited Frauenkirche last September, I was impressed with the church’s unique and elegant front façade facing the Old Town market square. Its triangle shaped roofline had over a dozen mini-spires symmetrically lined up leading to the tall main tower in the middle, and the center of the front façade had a mechanical clock right above the ceremonial balcony which was used by Holly Roman Emperor Charles IV. I would recommend the visitors to stand at least 80 meters away from the front façade of the church to appreciate the church’s unique and elegant appearance before slowly approaching to the main church entrance On the archway above the entrance were elaborately carved figures related to Christianity and Holy Roman Empire. Once inside the naïve, I saw similarities among the 3 medieval churches (Sebaldukirche, St. Lorenz Kirche, and Frauenkirche). All 3 churches had Gothic style high ceilings, beautiful stained glass windows, and rather austere altar settings. But austerity of the altars of all the 3 churches did not diminish the air of holiness or piety at all. In 1928, inadvertently or deliberatly, Frauenkirche with Holy Roman Empire heritage became the looming backdrop of Hitler’s Nazis Rally in Nuremberg. Interested readers can bring up the archive photo of this rally scene by doing a simple internet search with keywords “Hitler 1928 jpg Nuremberg”. This church with its elegance combined with its historical significance is a must visit landmark of Nuremberg. [P.S. Following the midday bell ringing, the clock’s glockenspiel starts with a procession of the electors around the Holy Roman Emperor. Unfortunately I missed the glockenspiel because of my tight schedule]
Written January 21, 2020
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sabrrota
Milan, Italy956 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful church, sober externally, but rich and evocative inside! The carillon clock on the facade is interesting
Written January 11, 2020
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