Nuremberg Churches and Cathedral

(Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany)

Visitors staying in Nuremberg will find it hard to miss the city's many churches, the most impressive and eye-catching of which is St. Lorenz Cathedral. Famous for its stylish twin spires, which tower some 80 metres / 262 feet, the interior of Nuremberg Cathedral is equally appealing, containing stunning paintings and sculptures, wood carvings and a dramatic tabernacle area.

Nuremberg's main churches and cathedral are explained below.

Picture of Nuremberg's St. Lorenz Cathedral (Lorenzkirche)

St. Lorenz Cathedral (Lorenzkirche)

Address: Lorenzer Platz 10, Nuremberg, D-90402, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 24 4699
One of the most famous buildings in Nuremberg, St. Lorenz Cathedral was built in the middle of the 13th century, although the actual construction process lasted many years. Highlights include stone sculptures, a Gothic-style archway with double doors, a signature round ornate window, a huge pipe organ, regular concerts and an established resident choir. St. Lorenz Cathedral is located to one side of Lorenzer Platz, a busy square often full of busy market traders and street entertainers.
Open hours: daily, regular evening masses, Sunday services at 08:00, 10:00 and 11:30
Admission: no charge, donations welcomed

St. Egidien Church (Egidienkirche)

Address: Egidienplatz 37, Nuremberg, D-90403, Germany, DE
Boasting imposing Baroque-style architecture and many attractive period features, St. Egidien Church is better known locally in Nuremberg as Egidienkirche. Built on the site of an older church in the 18th century, St. Egidien Church comprises three older chapels.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 20:00
Admission: no charge, donations welcomed

St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche)

Address: Albrecht-Dürer-Platz 1, Nuremberg, D-90403, Germany, DE
St. Sebaldus Church stands proudly in Old Town Nuremberg and is the most historic church in the whole of Nuremberg, dating back to the 13th century. With twin towers, beautiful stained-glass windows and a number of impressive religious art works, St. Sebaldus Church offers regular services and a number of seasonal concerts, which are usually well attended.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:30 to 20:00, Sunday service at 11:00
Admission: no charge, donations welcomed

Church of St. Jakob (Jakobskirche)

Address: Jakobsplatz, Nuremberg, D-90402, Germany, DE

Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)

Address: Hauptmarkt 14, Nuremberg, D-90403, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 20 6560

St. Elisabeth Church (Elisabethkirche)

Address: Jakobsplatz, Nuremberg, D-90402, Germany, DE