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St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

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Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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Address: Sebalderplatz, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Extraordinary gothic church with very tall columns. Largely destroyed during WWII and painstakingly rebuilt. Worth seeing.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peseux, Switzerland
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Peseux, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extraordinary gothic church with very tall columns. Largely destroyed during WWII and painstakingly rebuilt. Worth seeing.

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Adria, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a nice enough church, the nth interesting building in Nuremburg's medieval Old Town (the part north of the river). We walked up from the train station, past St Lorenz Church, and into this area, a gorgeous stroll.

Thank FTMDave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A touch of rain drew me to shelter at this church, and with the doors open, I could not help but make a donation and wander around this peaceful sanctuary.

Thank codym481
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Although this is not the most spectacular of churches it is a lovely oasis of calm and has been beautifully restored. Lovely high vaulting and some beautifully painted figures.

Thank Lincoln1966
Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

My favorite of all the churches in this city was St. Lorenz church and it seams impossible to compare with any other. But this also was quite nice to see. It's hard to impress with something else since you have seen St. Lorenz church.

Thank Līga E
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

it was freezing cold, near empty but what a wonderful place. Made all the more amazing when you realise the destruction in WW 2.

Thank sankes
Summerside, Canada
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

This was a history lesson as well as a place of worship. It had pictures throughout the church that gave the history of the building before and after the war. A must see

Thank Deborah W
West Bend, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Our city tour guide told a funny story about how this church happened to be built on that particular spot. Apparently when Saint Sebaldus died the citizens of the town of Furth weren't sure where to bury him and build his church. So they put his body on an ox cart and said that where ever the cart stopped would... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

I do not understand the church ceremonies, but we were on the morning of Christmas celebration. People came with their families, children showed a play about how Jesus was born, people were singing ... very home-like. Under the benches have heating))) This is important.

Thank Yulia K
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

As with all of the churches in Nuremberg, this is worth your time to tour the church. Just looking at the architecture and knowing the history of Germany, it is amazing how the churches have been rebuilt. Definitely purchase the tour book before walking around the chruch - it will help you since there are no guided tours.

Thank Danny L

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