Stift Haug

Stift Haug, Wurzburg

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CJTravelerTexas
Bryan, TX8,311 contributions
Interesting House of Worship
May 2019 • Friends
We found the Stift Haug, the first church we visited in Wurzburg, to be very interesting. While not as ornate as other Catholic churches in Germany, this one had its own character. Persons interested in architecture and church history would enjoy visiting this church.
Written 22 May 2019
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gourmet_ou_gourmand
Manchester, UK262 contributions
interesting church
Apr 2017
Stift Haug may not be the main attraction of Wurzburg, but it is indeed a very nice and palin church. We found the old paintings on the plain white walls quite impressive. Have a good look at the "Crucifiction" by Tintoretto, the painting at the altar.
Written 6 April 2017
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Alesius1
Stornoway, UK365 contributions
Unadorned church
Oct 2016 • Friends
A huge church, but with little to see inside. The interior is uniformly white - most unusual for a church in this part of Germany. A quick visit is all that's needed as the interior is so bare.
Written 1 November 2016
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Irina T
Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova143 contributions
Unusual church
Dec 2015 • Friends
I am not sure how i feel about this place, but it cought my attention. It is big enough to be seen and it lookes like a church from the outside, but it is totally white on the inside, with no paintings on the walls, which makes it very different from all the other chirches i have ever seen.
Written 30 December 2015
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
2 towers and a big dome
Mar 2015 • Couples
Antonio Petroni was the master who built this baroque church. Unfortunately in WW II the inner part was completely destroyed. The only remaining is a wonderful altar painting by Tiepolo.
Written 10 July 2015
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konshoe
Ipoh, Malaysia614 contributions
A Baroque church in the city
Feb 2014 • Solo
This is not a church high on most list for a visit to Würzburg, yet it was the first I stumbled onto while on my way to Würzburg Residenz, and its beauty mesmerized me. From afar the dome top of the church was unmistakable, a remarkably beautiful Baroque structure standing tall amongst the modern dwellings and shop houses.

Even before entering the church, one could see how Stift Haug was hailed as one of Würzburg's important architecture. Ornate sculptures of saints and angels stood in alcoves ringing the holy place, overlooking passer-bys and protecting the church in their silent way.

The interior of Stift Haug reminded me of purity with its whitewash. A rather abstract sculpture of the crucifixion was an indication that what I saw within was no longer the original building. The altarpiece however proved to be a more medieval work of art, a work that was done in the 15th century. Protected in a gilded frame, the painting was one of the most attention grabbing item in Stift Haug.
Written 24 April 2014
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions
Carried on and off the Hill again
Aug 2011 • Couples
Haug Monastery was "Mother" of the parishes St Gertraud, St Joseph and St Barbara in Würzburg. The unprotected monastery, located out of the city, was fragile in difficult times, often looted and damaged in the thirty years war. Swedish soldiers started demolition of the Church. The restored Church was consecrated in 1637. The Romanesque collegiate church with its buildings and the parish church were just completed or it was ill located for the newly planned Würzburg reinforcements. In 1657 the whole complex was demolished and carried off the Hill again. 1670 – 1691 The new Baroque church, the current Hauger parish church was built. The collegiate church is considered to be the first major Church in the Baroque period in Franconia and is the most important work of the Architect Antonio Petrini. It has a stately double-Tower façade and a mighty dome. 1803 Secularisation, all Würzburg monasteries, including Haug, were abrogated by the Bavarian State with seizure of their possessions. Also the monastery church was transformed into State ownership, but has been maintained as a parish church. The rich interior burned out in 1945, however, it is still impressive. Above the new choir altar a gigantic Crusifixion painting by Jacobo Tintoretto from 1583.
Written 26 December 2011
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