Built in the late 15th century, this Gothic-style church has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Nuremberg.
The construction of the Frauenkirche began in 1352 when it was commissioned by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. The building was designed to be an impressive structure, with two towers reaching over 100 meters high. Inside, visitors can admire stunning Renaissance frescoes and stained-glass windows depicting scenes from the Bible. Despite its grandeur, however, much of the original architecture remains intact today due to careful restoration work throughout history.
During World War II, bombs destroyed much of Nuremberg, including many churches – but miraculously left Frauenkirche unscathed. Afterward it served as a place for citizens to gather and reflect on their experiences during wartime before being restored again in 1995 with help from donations around Germany and abroad. Today it serves as both a memorial to those who lost their lives during WWII and also an important symbol for peace and reconciliation within Europe’s borders.
Visitors can explore this iconic landmark for free every day except Mondays, when it is closed for maintenance purposes only. Guided tours are available which provide insight into its fascinating history, or you can simply take your time walking through its beautiful halls, admiring all that this incredible building has stood witness too throughout centuries gone by.