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“A surprisingly Catholic-appearing Lutheran church”
Review of St. Lorenz Church

St. Lorenz Church
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Nuremberg Third Reich and Roman Empire Historical...
Ranked #5 of 196 things to do in Nuremberg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: During services and special events St. Lorenz church is closed for sightseeing
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Approaching Lorenzkirche (St.Lawrence's Church) I thought the very ornate façade would be all there was to see because it had become a Lutheran church, but it seems to have retained the earlier art. A German friend explained that paradoxically whereas many Catholic churches in Germany didn't preserve their medieval art, the Lutheran churches, which one would think opposed to depictions of saints, did. Good thing too, since this church (after its restoration from WWII damage) has much beautiful sculpture, wood carving, and stained glass. We encountered a very informative volunteer guide who explained the windows to us. Correctly, too.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Every turn taken in this city brings delight and St Lorenz Church is no different. The Architecture is stunning along with the rebuild history from the past.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Beautiful architecture, stunning art, an incredible history -- what more do you need to know? No matter how pressed for time you might be, this is something that you shouldn't miss when you're in Nuremberg. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

A lot of art works have been saved from the bombings. Thanks God. The church is absolutely worth to be visited.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

i absolutely love the church! great location in the centre of old town of nurnberg with lots of places to sit and enjoy a german beer. love the architucture and look of the church and the inside is breathtaking as well. the church feels really cozy despite the huge-ness. love the feel of the floor and overall accessibility... must see in nurnberg!

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