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St. George Church, Dinkelsbuhl

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Pick a sunny day to climb the 220 steps to the top of St. George Church, which offers sweeping views of the city and the surrounding area. Considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture from the 15th century, this church is one of the city's main landmarks and a major tourist attraction. Located in the heart of town, the core of the building was constructed sometime in the 1400s, adding on to older structures that already existed in this area. A tall tower was meant to be built at the northern end of the church, but the ambitious plans had to be put aside due to a lack of funding. The church was eventually extended to an old tower already in existence, once a freestanding structure just to the west of the main building. PutSt. George Church into our Dinkelsbuhl itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Absolutely dominant building in the town. Massive and beautiful. I like the surroundings and architecture. Also very well preserved. 
    Absolutely dominant building in the town. Massive and beautiful. I like the surroundings and architecture. Also very well preserved.  more »
  • To walk inside this church is breathtaking. And to think of how long ago it was built! A gentleman was playing the organ while we were visiting the church. It is massive inside and gorgeous Stations.....  more
    To walk inside this church is breathtaking. And to think of how long ago it was built! A gentleman was playing the organ while we were visiting the church. It is massive inside and gorgeous Stations.....  more »
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  • Prominently located in the center of the old city, this is one of the most beautiful late Gothic churches in southern Germany built during 1448-1499 with a free-standing Romanesque tower portal built earlier than the current sanctuary during 1220/30. It was extended and connected with the church in 1238. Eleven pairs of pillars support a varied ribbed vault inside. The high altar with a large shrine tablet (crucifixion scene, around 1490). It's really impressive to be in this church looking at all the details of architecture. I was attempting to imagine the great sounds of the pipe organ (3939 pipes) in this spacious sanctuary... Altars: The Sebastian altar (1520) and Trinity altar (1500) in the south aisle, the cross altar (after 1470) and the neo-Gothic Joseph altar in the north nave, the ciborium altar with Pieta in the ambulatory (1490) was in the 17th century destination of numerous pilgrims. The baptismal font, pulpit and sacraments house are artistic stonemasonry from the time it was built. The famous "pretzel window" indicates a foundation of the bakers' guild. If you are in Dinklesbühl, this is a must stop. You will be amazed to see all the details of this medieval church...photos will give you some ideas, but they really don't justify the real thing IMHO.
  • Very high gothic cathedral with some Romanesque elements. This massive building overlooks the rest of the town.

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