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St. Jacobs Church

Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
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Address: Jakobsplatz 1, 90402 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 911 209143
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Old Church worth a visit

We visited the church however we were not able to gain access to see the interior but we did walk around the perimeter of the church to admire it from the outside. It is located... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the church however we were not able to gain access to see the interior but we did walk around the perimeter of the church to admire it from the outside. It is located not to far from the main square and is worth a visit. We wish we could have seen the interior.

Thank Crvan
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Was not able to find program info in advance either online or when visiting church (there was no staff around in the common area). Concert turned out to be almost all modern music, challenging but not as enjoyable nor as we hoped. Also it was extremely cold/unheated, staff did not tell audience that there were big red blankets to keep... More 

Thank fbc001
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Jakobskirche dates back to 1209 and has a beautiful alter. We were fortunate to attend Christmas Eve Service here. The congregation was very welcoming.

Thank Craig M
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1,604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 568 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The exterior and interior of this church are very simple and plain, but the inside has been decorated with old tombstones and some old art work. I can only assume that it was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt.

Thank jehenson81
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful stone building placed in Jakobsplatz.Not very big and not out of common.There are at least three more impressive churches in Nuremberg,St Sebaldus,St Lorenz and Frauenkirche.But this one worth a short visit. Across the street is another interesting church,Elisabethkirche.

Thank zuv
Talladega, Alabama
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83 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

St. Jacob (St. James in English) is a beautiful Lutheran church that has preserved its Catholic heritage. The folks minding the church and gift shop are simply wonderful. The art inside is truly beautiful. Don't miss it. It's right on a fun public square with a great market and spectacular fountain nearby.

Thank sateldegaman
Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

another church at this area that must not miss nice interior also must go place if you are here... happy they can preserved it so well

Thank NgSP80
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great old structure which is still used today as a stop for pilgrims traveling on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. The high altar dates from about 1370 and it also contains great works of art from the schools of Veit Stoß and Michael Wolgemut, Albrecht Dürer's teacher. A true place of tranquility and definitely worth a... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

The church is of gothic style. Unfortunately the Romanesque chapel built in the thirteenth century was pulled down. It is not a big church but it’s very well bedecked. It has a single nave. It’s worth being visited and to go there the promenade from St. Lorenz church is rather pleasant. Maybe the most interesting part thereof is the high... More 

Thank periandro
Livermore, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Really inspiring to see the old structire. Very interesting how it was built and preserved. The architecture is typically German and a well worth visit

Thank M Richard M

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