Prominent Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria

I love the history of this church because it is very old and beautiful! It became the first church to follow Martin Luther in 1515.  St. Lorenz (St. Lawrence) is a medieval church of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg in southern Germany. After the church was badly damaged during World War II, it was restored and then dedicated to Saint Lawrence.  Today, the St. Lorenz is one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

The central part of the church was completed by around 1400. Thirty nine years later they began working on the choir which was not finished until 1477.  You can find a carving of the Angelic Salutation in the choir.  The wealthy citizens and city council took care of the church.  This is probably why the art treasures of St. Lawrence were spared during the iconoclasm during the Reformation period. The citizens of Nuremberg wanted to preserve the memory of their ancestors and refused to allow the donated works of art to be removed.

The west side of the building is richly articulated which shows the wealthy of the citizens.  Visiting the Sr. Lorenz church



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