Herrgottskirche (Church of Our Lord) was built in the mid-14th century after a farmer is said to have found an undamaged communion host in the field that he was ploughing. It is most famous for its wooden altar by the woodworker Tilman Riemenschneider which is considered as one of the most valuable examples of religious altar carving in the Middle Ages.

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L1005, Creglingen, Germany
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Founded: c. 1350
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.romanticroadgermany.com

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Johannes Klüpfel (3 years ago)
Klasse Riemenschneider ist Pflicht
Hans-Georg Werrer (3 years ago)
Wunderschöner Altar von T. Riemenschneider
Jörg Nünninghoff (3 years ago)
Toller Ort, eindrucksvolle Geschichten
Dieter (3 years ago)
Wen man in der Gegend ist bitte Besuchen. Sehr schön.
Thomas Malkowski (3 years ago)
Die Mimik der Holzschnitzereien sind einfach unglaublich. Sowas kriegt wirklich nicht alle Tage zu sehen. Der Eintritt ist, wenn man die Instandhaltung bedenkt, absolut in Ordnung und Fotos durften wir ihnen Blitz doch noch machen.
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