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Augustiner Cloister

Magnificent Memories

In the Augustinerstraße stood a cloister, which was known for its incredibly impressive furnishings.

Inspire your fantasy in Sandybel! Order one of the most delicious cupcakes in the city  and walk through the café to the very back. There you can enjoy your snack in the original vaulted space of the cloister!

The monastery was first built outside the city and mentioned in a document in 1265. After it burned down, it was built on a new site where today’s Augustinerhof quarter is located. The construction of a huge area, which included a church as well as the monastery building was finished in 1275. It stretched from where the parking garage is today to the Pegnitz River. If you take a closer look, you can find a commemorative plaque as a reminder of the former cloister.

Other objects that have survived the centuries remain today in Nuremberg: Altars from the church. These are now used in other churches in the city. The Tucher Altar can be found in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and the Peringsdörfer Altar adorns the Friedenskirche in St. Johannis. The Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg also displays some pieces from the cloister, for example the Augustiner altarpiece from 1487.



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