St. Sebaldus Church
St. Sebaldus Church
4.5
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Nuremberg's oldest city parish church was built around 1215 as a three-aisled Late Romanesque pillared basilica with two choirs. As early as 1309 the original side aisles were widened and altered in the Gothic style. Destroyed during World War II like the rest of the city, St. Sebald was reconstructed in 1957 and reconsecrated. The reliquary shrine (ca. 1397) in the tomb cast in bronze by Peter Vischer and his sons (1508-1519) is prominently located in the interior of the church. The bones of Nuremberg patron saint Sebaldus are presumed to rest in the silver embossed “casket”.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
How to get there
  • Lorenzkirche • 7 min walk
  • Weißer Turm • 10 min walk
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Cinthya D
Perris, CA1,180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We enjoy a prive day tour with a great guy from Brookline NY., living in Nuremberg, the company we used to contract this tour is Viator a great tour company for any part of the world, this particular one star on the center of Nuremberg with some history of the place and then he took us to “Sebalduskirche”, with impressive stain window glass that most survive WWII, with some exposed artifacts and art reflecting that times, it was a different visit to a church; and with the finding of a secret spot to make a wish it was a fun part of the tour.
Written 26 May 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The tall and open nave makes the inside of the church feel big and impressive.
Catherine's Altar, originally made around 1463 and reconstructed in 2000, reflects the the life and death of St. Catherine. The ornate tabernacle is flanked by sculptures of St. Peter and St. Sebaldus. The upper part depicts God the Father offering his crucified Son to mankind for their salvation. The church contains many beautiful stained-glass windows, including one, dating back to about 1400, celebrating the life of the Virgin Mary. One, made in 1379, shows scenes from Jesus’ crucifixion, and another, created in 1360, is of the Apostles Creed and depicts 10 apostles.
Written 8 April 2024
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Pat M
Parrish, FL275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful Church in the middle of a pretty town. Make sure to place a donation for this church. We recommend it.
Written 9 November 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
St. Sebaldus is the patron saint of the city. The basilica with two choirs was built over his grave between 1230-73 in Romanesque style. The Gothic towers was made in 15th century. We spent a week in Nuremberg and visited this basilica twice. It’s impressive both outside and inside. I think it’s the most beautiful church in the Old Town. We admired the magnificent statues, paintings, stained glass windows from 1515, the beautiful altar, the Gothic baptismal font (15th century) and the sepulcher of St. Sebaldus. I think it’s a must-see site in the Old Town.
Written 10 October 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This church has a beautiful interior with stained glass, faded paintings on the stone columns, and sculptures on the exterior. It is worth a quick visit if you have time.
Written 23 September 2023
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David R
25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
For me this waa just another tall German church and nothing special. Although the art inside was nice, it was nothing to remember.
Written 13 August 2023
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Lisa C
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Quiet church with beautiful art. Nice respite from busy and noisy crowds in the old Town on Saturday. ''Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Written 3 June 2023
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,503 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The towers of the church are very distinctive in the Old Town so we used St. Sebaldus Church as a landmark to get our bearings.
Written 16 May 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Church of St. Sebald is a medieval church.

Its location is on the way from the market square to the castle.

This is is the oldest church in Nuremberg. The church was built around 1215

It was destroyed during World War II and reconstructed in 1957.
Written 16 February 2023
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Kevin P
Tempe, AZ422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Sebald does not contain as many artworks as St Lorenz, but it does have the Schreyer Landauer epitaph on the exterior. This is an important Northern Renaissance funerary sculpture by Adam Kraft (who also did the tabernacle with his self-portrait in St. Lorenz). It has been argued that the man (Nicodemus) with the thick curly beard, holding the pliers and hammer, is a self-portrait of Kraft.
Written 26 November 2022
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