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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Jakobspl. 7, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 911 224830

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Very unique exterior for a church!

If you look at this structure you may mistake it for something other than a church. It is definitely a different look for a church on the outside - nothing super special - but... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you look at this structure you may mistake it for something other than a church. It is definitely a different look for a church on the outside - nothing super special - but the interior makes up for it. The church is beautiful on the inside if you take the time to look at all of it. It is... More 

Thank Crvan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This church looks more like a government building than a place of worship and inside the area to sit is very compact and centralized. It has a modern feel though it is decorated with more medieval/renaissance art. The statues of the 12 apostles in the dome are very eye catching.

Thank jehenson81
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Interesting church but not one of the most beautiful in Nuremberg.Anyway,somehow different from the other churches in town,with its round dome.Across the street is another beautiful church,Jakobskirche.

Thank zuv
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

An interesting church but not as beautiful as many in Nuremberg. Very imposing exterior with interesting domed ceiling.

Thank s00
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing place. Yes, the details and design all beautiful. What struck us most is the calmness, and how the place relaxed us.

Thank bahrawia
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As I have said before. Churches gets full points always. You just can not rate this kind of hard work of architect and purpose of this building. This church is with open door, but iron gates are stopping to go in.

Thank SteinbergSigne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really worth the visit. Interesting architecture and the area is easy to acess, once it is in the altstadt. In july, the wine fest happens in front of this church.

Thank Isabela L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Built in the classical sense of three rooms with the center an impressive dome with statues of the 12 apostles. Not being overrun with tourists it serves as a great place of quiet lending itself for a moment of reflection and meditation. Should definitely be seen if you are an architecture buff.

Thank GeorgeO1
Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I go there when I really need some quiet time in the city center - to fill up my empty batteries and want to have silence. Go there in the first row just beneath the dome and meditate. Usually not so many people go in there - like at the other churches.

Thank TheresaGM
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

St. Elisabeth church is the only neoclassical one in Nuremberg. As St. Jacobs church it is located in Jakobsplatz. Both churches are very different from one another, since St. Jacobs church is of gothic style. Notwithstanding that, they both belonged once to the Teutonic Order. When the church of St. Elizabeth was erected in the thirteenth century the building was... More 

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