Churches Of Nuremberg - Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche was built on the initiative of Charles IV Holy Roman Emporer between 1352 and 1362, who selected Master Stone Mason Peter Parter - who worked on the Prague Cathedral - for the building works.  Frauenkirche or "The Church of Our Lady" was built as a hall church with two aisles and a tribune for the Emporer. The church contains 9 bays supported by four columns. One of the most notable features of the church is the mechanical clock installed in 1506  that commemorates the Golden Bull of 1356. The Holy Roman Emporer and the Prince-Electors are shown around the clock.


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The earliest mention of the church dates back to 1442. Frauenkirche sits in the Grand Market in place of a Jewish synagogue destroyed during the Pogrom of 1345 after a black death outbreak. The church houses many sculptures -some heavily restored- along with numerous works of art from the middle ages.

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Charles IV son was baptized here in 1361.

The church is shown in Leni Riefenstahl's 1935 propaganda film about the Nuremberg Rally as Hilter receives salutes from Nazi troops.

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Since 1984 the balcony beneath the clock has been used for the opening ceremony of the Christkindlesmarkt.

It was built a Catholic church in but changed to protestant after the Reformation, before reverting it back to Catholic in 1916

On January 2, 1945, it was damaged by British bombs as the allies fought to capture Nuremberg.

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