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St. Jacobs Church

Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Jakobsplatz 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 911 209143
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Pretty Local Church

Jakobskirche dates back to 1209 and has a beautiful alter. We were fortunate to attend Christmas Eve Service here. The congregation was very welcoming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Craig M
Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Jakobskirche dates back to 1209 and has a beautiful alter. We were fortunate to attend Christmas Eve Service here. The congregation was very welcoming.

Thank Craig M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The exterior and interior of this church are very simple and plain, but the inside has been decorated with old tombstones and some old art work. I can only assume that it was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful stone building placed in Jakobsplatz.Not very big and not out of common.There are at least three more impressive churches in Nuremberg,St Sebaldus,St Lorenz and Frauenkirche.But this one worth a short visit. Across the street is another interesting church,Elisabethkirche.

Thank zuv
Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

St. Jacob (St. James in English) is a beautiful Lutheran church that has preserved its Catholic heritage. The folks minding the church and gift shop are simply wonderful. The art inside is truly beautiful. Don't miss it. It's right on a fun public square with a great market and spectacular fountain nearby.

Thank sateldegaman
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

another church at this area that must not miss nice interior also must go place if you are here... happy they can preserved it so well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great old structure which is still used today as a stop for pilgrims traveling on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. The high altar dates from about 1370 and it also contains great works of art from the schools of Veit Stoß and Michael Wolgemut, Albrecht Dürer's teacher. A true place of tranquility and definitely worth a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The church is of gothic style. Unfortunately the Romanesque chapel built in the thirteenth century was pulled down. It is not a big church but it’s very well bedecked. It has a single nave. It’s worth being visited and to go there the promenade from St. Lorenz church is rather pleasant. Maybe the most interesting part thereof is the high... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Really inspiring to see the old structire. Very interesting how it was built and preserved. The architecture is typically German and a well worth visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

A stop along the Camino Santiago. An enjoyable spot with some decent artwork - spotlessly maintained. A warm and welcoming environment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday to see the rebuilt church. Not a grand place but I could see it as a nice place to reflect.

Thank Mike N

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