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“Marienkapelle @ Würzburg”
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St. Mary's Chapel
Ranked #7 of 73 things to do in Wurzburg
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Owner description: This 14th-century Gothic church overlooks the city's popular outdoor market.
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“Marienkapelle @ Würzburg”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Any mention or photos of the Falkenhaus of Würzburg would not miss the looming block of red and white church that is Marienkapelle. True to its Gothic architecture, the details of the decorating sculptures as well as those stuccoes adorning the tower and ribbed exterior were impressive. And for such a marvellous church of this size to be named a chapel was puzzling. Digging into its history online, I realized that its Gothic architecture was not original, nor was the church itself.

Its interior was magnificent, but not extraordinarily so compared to certain other churches and cathedrals which I had visited. After the post World War restoration and recent refurbishment, it looked much more modern inside when I was expecting that the nearly six century old building to exude a certain archaic charm. Nevertheless the tall ceiling and stained glass windows adorning certain sections still exuded an aura that threatened to take visitor's breath away.

Visited February 2014
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“The impressive late Gothic hall church”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

The figures of Adam and Eve, were made ​​by sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider in 1493 are placed at the south portal. The originals are on display in the museum Mainfränkisches today, they have been replaced by copies in 1975.
There is the tomb of the knight Konrad von Schaumberg by Riemenschneider also.
Internal of the church is very bright because of HallenKirche style church.

Visited May 2012
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“Hard to miss”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

You can see this chapel from most of the old town and situated right next to the market places you will most likely pass it anway.

And that is what I do recommend in this case. While the outside is pretty spectacular (and can even be blinding on a sunny day) the interior is pretty bland. So using the side entrance to enter will give you not that much, Würzburg has nicer churches to offer.

Visited March 2013
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“Very unique exterior”
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This church can not be missed. One can see the Virgin Mary at the top of the steeple from nearly anywhere in town. It is right in the market square. The interior was nice, but not notable.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“lovely Gothic church”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

The Marian Chapel is a good example of the Gothic style and the only one that we have seen in Wurzburg . It is hard to miss since it is located right beside the Market Square .
The front entrance was closed when we were there but we found that the side entrance beside the market was open so we were able to see the interior . it is not as majestic as the other famous churches in Wurzburg but still it is quite interesting

Visited October 2012
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