St. George's Church

Nördlingen, Germany

St. George's Church with its 90 m high tower is a late Gothic style main church of Nördlingen. It was built between 1427-1505. The pulpit dates from 1499 and high altar from 1683 with a late medieval crufixion scene made by Nicholas Gerhaert of Leyden.


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Founded: 1427-1505
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Michał Herzyk (17 months ago)
W centrum miasteczka ogromny kościół stoi. Wrażenie niesamowite po wejściu do środka. To jak wizyta w podziemiach tolkienowsiej Marii. Ogrom poraża
Merlin Tochter Von Eragon (18 months ago)
Ein sehr schöner Ort im historischen Städtchen Dinkelsbühl. Es empfiehlt sich den Turm zu besteigen.
Craig Weis (2 years ago)
We stopped to see the church, Very beautiful and worth the visit.
Paul Stöckl (2 years ago)
Die St.- Georgs-Kirche (Evangelisch) mit dem Turm "Daniel" ist ein Majestätisches Bauwerk, das die ganze Stadt Nördlingen über-strahlt. Hier finden auch regelmäßig Konzerte statt. Darauf dürfen die Nördlinger mit Recht stolz sein.
georg held (3 years ago)
Impressive church amd tower. Many little details to explore inside.
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