St. Elizabeth's Church, Maburg

Church in Marburg

ElisabethKirche Elisabethkirche (Marburg)
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St. Elizabeth’s Church is a Gothic-style church located in the city of Marburg, Germany. Construction of the church began in 1235 and it was completed in 1283. The church is named after Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who was a princess and a deeply religious woman known for her acts of charity towards the poor and sick. She was canonized as a saint after her death.

St. Elizabeth’s Church is one of the few examples of pure Gothic architecture in Germany and served as a model for the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Its striking features include a 20-meter (66-foot) high vaulted ceiling, the Gothic shrine of St. Elizabeth, and an ornate main portal.

The Gothic shrine of St. Elizabeth is one of the most important pieces of art in the church. It is a masterpiece of medieval goldsmithing, with intricate carvings and delicate details. The shrine contains the relics of St. Elizabeth, which were brought to the church in the 13th century.

The church also features a beautiful stained-glass window created by artist Charles Crodel in 1957. The window depicts scenes from the life of St. Elizabeth and is considered one of the most beautiful modern stained-glass windows in Germany.

St. Elizabeth’s Church is an important landmark in Marburg and is a popular destination for visitors interested in art, history, and architecture.

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Visiting St. Elizabeth's Church, Maburg

Address: St. Elizabeth's Church, Elisabethstraße, Marburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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