St. Amandus Church

Bad Urach, Germany

The Church of Saint Amandus dates from 1477 and was built in the Gothic style for Eberhard the Bearded. His lavish praying desk dates from 1472. The pulpit is decorated with figures of the saints and church fathers and is considered an important piece of German stonemasonry. The 1518 baptismal font is by the sculptor Christoph von Urach.

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Founded: 1477
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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ZX.Streetview (3 months ago)
Large and historical protestant church in the city center of Bad Urach. Not much happening during my visit on weekday.
Guenter Schatz (6 months ago)
Large and venerable-looking church commissioned by Count Eberhart for his residential town of Urach at the end of the 15th century. It was built in the Gothic style, essentially between 1477 and 1495, as a Catholic church. But already at the beginning of the 16th century it was used by the now evangelical community. It has not changed significantly since then, and offers visitors an interesting insight into history and a place for reflection.
Chris Stein (9 months ago)
The church was built as a residential church by Count Eberhard im Bart (who commissioned the building of the church) in the 15th century during Urach's heyday. The Amandus Church has remained almost intact over the centuries and has become a historical testimony of great art-historical importance. I think the church is very worth seeing.
Venoth Kumar (2 years ago)
Takes about the same time with a car or a train, although trains aren't that frequent. The place is great to wander, plenty of routes to explore. The waterfall is just the starting, the best part is the walk through the thick forest and the nice view from the castle ruins. A one day weekend trip
Hans Mechenbier (2 years ago)
Great place with a lot of old buildings
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