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St. Jacobs Church

Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Jakobsplatz 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 911 209143
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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churh with great structure

another church at this area that must not miss nice interior also must go place if you are here... happy they can preserved it so well

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Jacob (St. James in English) is a beautiful Lutheran church that has preserved its Catholic heritage. The folks minding the church and gift shop are simply wonderful. The art inside is truly beautiful. Don't miss it. It's right on a fun public square with a great market and spectacular fountain nearby.

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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

another church at this area that must not miss nice interior also must go place if you are here... happy they can preserved it so well

Thank NgSP80
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great old structure which is still used today as a stop for pilgrims traveling on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. The high altar dates from about 1370 and it also contains great works of art from the schools of Veit Stoß and Michael Wolgemut, Albrecht Dürer's teacher. A true place of tranquility and definitely worth a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The church is of gothic style. Unfortunately the Romanesque chapel built in the thirteenth century was pulled down. It is not a big church but it’s very well bedecked. It has a single nave. It’s worth being visited and to go there the promenade from St. Lorenz church is rather pleasant. Maybe the most interesting part thereof is the high... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Really inspiring to see the old structire. Very interesting how it was built and preserved. The architecture is typically German and a well worth visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

A stop along the Camino Santiago. An enjoyable spot with some decent artwork - spotlessly maintained. A warm and welcoming environment.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday to see the rebuilt church. Not a grand place but I could see it as a nice place to reflect.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

That's how Jesus Christ called Jakob (St.James) because of his powerful voice! Jakobskirche started as a Hospital Romanesque Church for the Teutonic Order in 1209. In 1810 it became the 3rd Protestant Parish Church. It's an old Gothic Franconian Church with some important works of Art. It's also the starting point for the small Middle Franconian Church Way from St.James... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

This church is small and not worth the walk away from the main road. Visit St. Lorenz Church (St. Lorenz Kirche) or St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche) to get a better experience of churchs in Nuremberg.

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