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Herrgottskirche (Chapel of Our Lord)

Herrgottskirche (Chapel of Our Lord) Review

This chapel was built by the counts of Hohenlohe on the exact spot where a farmer in the 14th century had a religious vision, and in the early 16th century Riemenschneider carved an altarpiece for it. This enormous work, 33 feet high, depicts in minute detail the life and ascension of the Virgin Mary. Riemenschneider entrusted much of the background detail to the craftsmen of his Würzburg workshop, but he allowed no one but himself to attempt its lifesize figures. Its intricate detail and attenuated figures are a high point of late-Gothic sculpture. The Herrgottskirche is in the Herrgottstal (Valley of the Lord), 3 km (2 mi) south of Creglingen; the way is well signposted.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Herrgottskirche, Creglingen, 97993 | Map It
  • Phone: 07933/338
  • Cost: €2
  • Hours: Feb.–March, Tues.–Sun. 1–4; April–Aug. 14, daily 9:15–6; Aug. 15–31, daily 9:15–6:30; Sept.–Oct. daily 9:15–6; Nov.–Dec. 23, Tues.–Sun. 1–4; Dec. 26–30, Tues.–Sun. 1–4
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  • Location: Creglingen
Updated: 12-08-2013

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