St Sebalduskirche

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Nuremberg , Germany
Albrecht-Dürer-Platz 1
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9.30am-4pm Jan-Mar, to 6pm Apr-Dec
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Nuremberg's oldest church was built in rusty pink-veined sandstone in the 13th century. Its exterior is replete with religious sculptures and symbols; check out the ornate carvings over the Bridal Doorway to the north, showing the Wise and Foolish Virgins. Inside, the bronze shrine of St Sebald (Nuremberg's own saint) is a Gothic and Renaissance masterpiece that took its maker, Peter Vischer the Elder, and his two sons more than 11 years to complete (Vischer is in it, too, sporting a skullcap).

The church is free to enter, despite the misleading sign on the door.