St. Mary's Chapel

Würzburg, Germany

Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) is a late Gothic hall church. The construction started in 1377 and was finished in 1480 with the erection of a church tower. Elaborate ornamentation, especially in the arches of the doorways (figures of Adam and Eve by Tilman Riemenschneider – the originals are now on display in the Mainfränkisches Museum, replaced by replicas from 1975).

Interior was replaced after fire damage in 1945. The altar features four panels with paintings from 1514. Famous “Beautiful Madonna” (around 1420) and Silver Madonna (17th century). Numerous tombs of Franconian knights and citizens of Würzburg, including the tomb of Konrad von Schaumberg (died 1499) by Riemenschneider and the tomb of the great Baroque architect Balthasar Neumann (1687-1753) at the market gate.

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Founded: 1377-1480
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.wuerzburg.de

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George Tarielashvili (8 months ago)
Very beautiful church in the center of the city
Mike Nishimura (8 months ago)
It was built in the Gothic style in the 14th century. Despite its large size, it is a chapel by status as it does not have a parish. It was heavily damaged by the bombing in World War II, and its interior was destroyed by flames. It was rebuilt in the 1950s and re-consecrated in 1962. The original construction started in 1377, but it's not certain at what point in time the chapel was finished. The choir was reportedly consecrated in 1392. Burials at the site took place as early as 1411/2. By 1441 it must have been largely completed as Bishop Sigismund von Sachsen driven from the cathedral, used it as his church. That same year construction started on the tower, and the tower roof was added in 1479. Its two best known works of art, the sculptures of Adam and Eve by Tilman Riemenschneider, are today located in the Mainfränkisches Museum and have been replaced by copies (on South Portal). It's worth your time and effort to visit this church while you're visiting Würzburg.
Alex Totti (16 months ago)
very comfortable and beautiful.
Joey (2 years ago)
Awesome colours at night !!!
Jozef Kolpasky (2 years ago)
Awesome colours at night !!!
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