St Anna Kirche

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St Anna Kirche information

Location
Augsburg , Germany
Address
Im Annahof 2, off Annastrasse
Opening hours
10am-12.30pm & 3-6pm Tue-Sat, 10am-12.30pm & 3-4pm Sun
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Often regarded as the first Renaissance church in Germany, the rather plain-looking (and well-hidden) St Anna Kirche contains a bevy of treasures, as well as the sumptuous Fuggerkapelle , where Jacob Fugger and his brothers lie buried, and the lavishly frescoed Goldschmiedekapelle (Goldsmiths' Chapel; 1420). The church played an important role during the Reformation. In 1518 Martin Luther, in town to defend his beliefs before the papal legate, stayed at what was then a Carmelite monastery. His rooms have been turned into the Lutherstiege , a small museum about the Reformation, under renovation at the time of writing.