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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Joey (13 months ago)
Awesome colours at night !!!
Jozef Kolpasky (13 months ago)
Awesome colours at night !!!
M.M Marie (17 months ago)
Impressive exterior, but somewhat austere interior. The stained glass windows were noce though.
M.M Marie (17 months ago)
Impressive exterior, but somewhat austere interior. The stained glass windows were noce though.
hemanth kumar (21 months ago)
Nice church. But it has pretty got things to see. Further there is a sufficient place to pray. City center and tram station are in walkable distance. There are lots of cafe and shop near by so you can pretty much go anywhere after your prayer. Sometimes you can also see a market set up in from of it.
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