St. Wolfgang's Church

Schneeberg, Germany

St. Wolfgang's Church in Schneeberg is one of the largest hall churches of the Late Gothic in Saxony. It was built in the early 16th century on parts of a small, earlier building and is an early example of a Reformation church building. Due to its dominant position on the summit of the Schneeberg hill, which in previous centuries had been riddled (durchörtet) with mining pits and galleries, it became known as the 'Miners' Cathedral' (Bergmannsdom). The parish of St. Wolfgang in Schneeberg owns this summer church as well as the hospital church, the Church of the Trinity, Schneeberg on the Fürstenplatz as their winter church. In addition the parish of St. George & St. Martin, Griesbach, also belongs to the Lutheran-Evangelical parish of Schneeberg.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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LISSYLOONA (6 months ago)
Impressive church. The Cranach Altar fills the chancel. You can hardly look away. Looks impressive.
Felix Keßler (7 months ago)
We were there for the Christmas market and came mainly because of the view over Schneeberg. Climbing the tower costs 2 euros for adults and one for students. The climb is exciting over many stairs of different widths and heights. Once at the top you have a great view of the surrounding area. We recommend. Especially at Christmas time
Kerstin Sörnitz (7 months ago)
Beautiful, fairly large church with a Cranach altar. Otherwise it's quite plain inside, not like you're often used to in other churches. Nice, you can also walk up the many steps to the tower and have a great view in all directions.
Günter Fanghänel (3 years ago)
The special feature of this church is the Fügel-Wandel-Altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder. It has a week view and a festival and Sunday view. The tower can also be climbed when corona madness is not prevailing. The Church is always open to everyone.
Rolf Hermann (3 years ago)
An imposing place of worship, a visit highly recommended
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