Thursday Doors: Würzburg Walking Tour

This week for Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge, I continue our tour of Würzburg at some of the city’s Catholic churches.

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Church of Our Lady (Marienkapelle), located in Market Square. It was built in the Gothic style in the 14th century. Despite its large size, it is considered a chapel, as it does not have a parish. Much of its interior was destroyed by fire during WWII and was rebuilt in the 1950s. Marienkapelle stands on the site of a former synagogue, which was destroyed in 1349 during a pogrom.
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St. Kilian’s Cathedral (also known as Wurzburg Cathedral, Wurzberger Dom in German). This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Wurzburg. It was constructed in the 11th century and consecrated in 1187. During WWII, much of the building collapsed in the firebombing of the city. Reconstruction began in 1946 and was completed in 1967. It has been rebuilt in its original Romanesque style with modern and Baroque elements. It contains many religious relics and prince-bishops were buried under its floors for hundreds of years.

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A side door of Wurzburg Cathedral

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Neumuenster Collegiate Church (see below)
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This door has beautiful reliefs and an interesting door handle, shown in more detail below.

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Entrance to Marienkapelle
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Double door main entrance to Marienkapelle (Church of Our Lady)
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West façade of Neumuenster Collegiate Church. A collegiate church is one in which daily worship is maintained by a non-monastic or “secular” group of clergy. This church dates back to 1065 but has gone through extensive renovation. From 1711 to 1716 the west façade was rebuilt in Baroque style.

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East façade of Neumuenster Collegiate Church
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Neumuenster Church door

Other interesting doors in Wurzburg:

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Wurzburg City Hall

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Other Wurzburg scenes

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Netting is put over niches on walls with statues to keep out birds and bats.
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Love locks – we saw these in various places in Europe.
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Maypole in Market Square. It is sponsored by a man whose surname is May, and is only taken down in the winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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