St. Stephen's church was founded in 1180. It has beautiful stucco ornaments made in the Rococo period. The altars dates from the 1780s.

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Founded: 1180
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Klaus Volandt (2 years ago)
Schöne Kirche
Heidi Niemand (3 years ago)
Super schönes kripperl
rho (3 years ago)
September 2018 Dank einer Führung auf spanisch während meines Aufenthalts in St. Stephan habe ich folgendes aufgeschnappt: Die Kanzel befindet sich in der Mitte der Kirche, und die Rückenlehnen der Bänke lassen sich umklappen, so dass man sowohl zum Altar als auch zur Kanzel blicken kann. Die Kirche ist im Gegensatz zum katholischen Münster Unserer Lieben Frau heller und bedeutend schlichter als diese und hat mich deshalb sehr beeindruckt. Die Akustik und die Bänke waren sehr bemerkenswert, der Altarraum sehr einfach gestaltet. Fazit: Hier fühlt man sich auf Anhieb wohl. Falls Ihnen die Rezension gefallen hat klicken Sie bitte auf den "Gefällt mir" Button. Dankeschön.
Margaux Lassauniere (3 years ago)
Beautiful and Peaceful place !
Amazing Klang (4 years ago)
Nice historical church hosting an exhibition now with silk threads by Elke Meier. Threads look great in the sunlight.
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