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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Akainn Z (2 years ago)
Nice church with ~360 steps to the top of the tower
vedran visani (2 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful place where children can have some time to spend together, best moment to visit is summer
FlarT (2 years ago)
Errreeeeeeeen Yeager
Humam A. (3 years ago)
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Angela Divanisova (3 years ago)
Must see attraction in Nordlingen, also called 'Der Daniel'! You have the opportunity to climb on top of the cathedral, which has central position in the Old Town, for 3,50€ and see the astonishing view of the whole area. Being inside the cathedral tower during bell ringing in also must have experience!
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