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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Günter Fanghänel (2 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 (2 years ago)
An imposing place of worship, a visit highly recommended
Felix Günther (4 years ago)
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Martin Espig (4 years ago)
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