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“One of the four”

Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is another of the four churches all within a short walk of one another. This church is beautiful. I walked in just as a daily Mass was beginning. It was a wonderful break during a marathon day sightseeing. This is also, like all churches, ideal for a quiet few minutes for meditation.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Discovered this church by accident. It's fairly plain looking from the outside and it could be easy to walk past and there weren't throngs of people around it like the main cathedral in Bamberg. The plain outside revealed a stunningly beautiful interior. Words (and the pictures) don't do it justice.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Katholic Pfarramt Unsere Liebe Frau, Parish Church Of Our Lady, Bamberg dates from 1375. The painting "The Ascension of Mary" by Tintoretto is the most valuable work in the art there and is at the rear of the church. Don't overlook it as I did. It is a large tombstone shaped painting with Mary in dark red surrounded by a circle of angles, guiding her from the earthly domain of people towards the skies. Fortunately, Bamberg is a town I shall visit again. Just be mindful of the parking tickets. I was in an area near the cathedral where the signs did not make it obvious that I would be in violation. There were plenty of other cars parked there for as long as I was, but I had a rental car from Munich, so the license plate gave away that I was not a local. Fifteen euro wasted. The church is certainly one that fans of the Baroque should not miss, and it is a ten minute walk down a slight slope from the cathedral and schloss.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Walked in here while exploring Bamberg on foot, and the architecture inside is simply stunning. One of the most beautiful and ornate buildings we saw while in Europe.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

In 1325 the wealthy merchants of Bamberg built the Church of Our Lady, known simply as the Obere Pfarre (Upper Parish) of the Kaulberg (in distinction from the Old St Martin Lower Parrish church once in the Maximilianplatz). The church is architecturally noteworthy for its stylistic duplicity: a heavy Gothic exterior and a Baroque interior. It also houses a famous Tintoretto painting: The Ascension of Mary. The reason the floor is slanted was to allow flocks of pilgrims to see an iconic Madonna without fighting their way to the front. Note also that the church tower has a square watchman's box instead of a steeple. This was a compromise to keep the church height lower than that of the nearby cathedral, which would have raised medieval hackles. During the Christmas season the Obere Pfarre is where Bamerg's famous nativity is staged.

Date of experience: July 2016
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