Photo of a church in Nuremberg Germany called St. Sebald church. It has dark stone construction with towering divided pane windows (2 that can be seen) and inset in the walls on the sides of the windows are white marble statues. by

Churches Of Nuremberg | St. Sebald

St. Sebald Church

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Nuremberg Germany, this is my very last post from this gorgeous city. I truly love this place and will be so sad to leave. In just over a week I will be heading back to the United States. The last 3 months have been amazing and I will never forget this trip.
Photo of a rounded section of St. Sebald church in Nuremburg Germany


Today we are stopping by St. Sebald, this church and Frauenkirche (Missed that trip? Check it out here) are two of the most important churches in the city. It sits across from the old city hall and gets its name from an 8th-century hermit, missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg. It has been a Lutheran Parish church since the Reformation.

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Photo of the Gothic towers of the St. Sebald church in Nuremberg, Germany. by


Construction began in 1225, it was originally built as a Romanesque Basilica with two choirs. During the 17th century, several important changes to its structure were made, the side aisles were widened and the steeples were made higher. The late Gothic hall chancel was built between 1309-1345.

In the middle of the 17th century, galleries were added and the interior was remodeled in the Baroque fashion.


Photo of the St. Sebald Church in Nuremberg,  Germany. Photo shows the side wall of stone with towering windows showing in the sunshine.  To the left is one of the Gothic towers on the church with  blue spire. by


The church suffered severe damage during World War II, and later restored.

Not much is known about this church’s namesake, but there are several legends about who he was. One of the earliest (ca. 1280) claims he was contemporary of Henry III and was of Franconian origin. After a pilgrimage to Italy, he became a preacher at Nuremberg.

A church in Nuremberg, Germany called  St. Sebald photographed by  It is made of stone and has towering windows side by side.  The windows are divided panes. To the sides of the windows are alcoves with large marble statues fit in them. The photo has a glowing feature to the left side as the sun comes out on a cloudy winter day.



Another says he was a Frankish nobleman while another says he was the son of the king of Denmark and still another says he was a student in Paris who married a French princess but then abandoned her on their wedding night to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. If one of these legends is the truth, I guess you will have to make up your own mind.

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Photo of the amazing carvings above one of the doors of a church in Nuremberg Germany called St. Sebald church.  Above the doorway are towering windows  The lower window to the left of the door is also large. All of the windows have carved wood swirls and other features. Photo by



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