The Church of Our Lady
Especially during Christmas the Church of Our Lady has a very special atmosphere since it is located directly on the Christkindlesmarkt. From it's galery the Christkinds opens her market with a ceremonious prologue every year.
The location has a very moving past. In 1355/58 Emperor Charles IV had the synagogue located at that point razed (pogrom 1349) and replaced by the first Gothic three-aisled hall church in Franconia, constructed as an imperial royal chapel. 1361 the imperial regalia were displayed to the public there for the christening of his son Wenzel, heir to the throne. One of the highlights of the Church is the “Männleinlaufen” (mechanical clock and glockenspiel, every day at noon), which recalls the proclamation of the Golden Bull of 1356: seven Electors pay homage to Emperor Karl IV sitting on his throne.
The Church of Our Lady has a richly decorated interior. The Tucher altar (ca. 1445) is considered the most important work of panel painting in the pre-Dürer period.
Church of Our Lady
Tel: +49 (0)911 206560
Monday and Thursday: 8.00 am - 06.00 pm
Tuesday and Friday: 9.00 am - 06.00 pm
Wednesday: 8.00 am - 07.00 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am - 06.30 pm
Sunday: 12.30 am - 07.00 pm
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