St. George's Collegiate Church

Tübingen, Germany

St. George's Collegiate Church is a late gothic structure built by Peter von Koblenz in 1470. The stained glass windows were designed by Peter Hemmel of Andlau. It is the central landmark and one of the first to convert to Martin Luther's protestant church. It maintains (and carefully defends) several 'Roman Catholic' features, such as patron saints.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1470
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

William Haun (2 years ago)
Totally worth the measly fee to climb the tower and see the tombs.
Darren Smith (2 years ago)
Pleasant place in a traditional town. Excellent proud locals, good shops and atmosphere
Julio Souza (2 years ago)
Great place
Joaquim Batista (2 years ago)
The view from to top of the tower are really worth climbing all the steps!
Smitkumar Patil (3 years ago)
Best church, well maintain, best city view from top of church.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle

Easter Aquhorthies stone circle, located near Inverurie, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle, and one of the few that still have their full complement of stones. It consists of a ring of nine stones, eight of which are grey granite and one red jasper. Two more grey granite stones flank a recumbent of red granite flecked with crystals and lines of quartz. The circle is particularly notable for its builders' use of polychromy in the stones, with the reddish ones situated on the SSW side and the grey ones opposite.

The placename Aquhorthies derives from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning 'field of prayer', and may indicate a 'long continuity of sanctity' between the Stone or Bronze Age circle builders and their much later Gaelic successors millennia later. The circle's surroundings were landscaped in the late 19th century, and it sits within a small fenced and walled enclosure. A stone dyke, known as a roundel, was built around the circle some time between 1847 and 1866–7.