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Church of Our Lady

To Our Lady

No matter where you are on the market - you can almost always see the Church of Our Lady. It plays an important role, because in addition to hosting worship services, each year the festive prologue is recited here at the opening of the Christkindlesmarkt. The Christkind stands on the balcony of the church and proclaims to hundreds of people listening intently in the market below.

Our tip: Watch "Männleinlaufen". On the west gable facing the Main Market Square is an astronomical clock from 1509. Every day at noon, the seven prince electors circle the emperor three times. The clock survived the war, because it was stored in the Art Bunker.

The Church of Our Lady, which today is the Roman Catholic parish church of the city, was built on the orders of Emperor Charles IV in the time of the Parler family from 1352 to 1362. It was built on the site of the synagogue after a pogrom in 1349. The church was originally designed to house the Imperial Insignia. From the Reformation in Nuremberg in 1525 until 1810, the church was Lutheran.

After World War II, all damage was repaired. Today, there is little to see from the original medieval artwork, although parts of the original altar from around 1400 remain. The Tucher Altar is considered the most important example of panel painting before Albrecht Dürer. The three oldest pieces of stained glass in a church in Nuremberg can be found here.

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