Gügelkirche

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  • Birgit

    The Gügelkirche is visible from afar, as it stands on a ridge of the Franconian Alb and looks far into the Bamberg country. Many think that it is a small chapel. Only when you come to the church, you are amazed at the size and the entire structure. A church built on rock. Originally there was a castle in this place, which is mentioned in 1274 in a document of Bamberg bishop. In 1390, the castle came by purchase in the possession of the Bamberg bishops. After several predecessor churches, the present church was built from 1610-1618. The builder was G. Bonalino. According to his plans, the high altar was also made. The high altar painting was painted by the Bamberg court painter Wolfgang Fugkehr and shows the image of Mary in the sky.

    The Gügelkirche is also a Vierzehnheiligen church. The sculptor Michael Kern made fourteen alabaster figures for the church in 1611, which are very finely crafted. In addition to two richly decorated side altars, there are numerous figures in the church. In 1834, the pulpit and the gallery from the Bamberg cathedral were installed here. The organ was built around 1618 by an unknown master and originally stood in another church. The Gügelkirche also has a small chapel under the choir in which since 1891 a Lourdes grotto is located. The last church renovation was carried out from 1984-1994.
    Patron Saint is the hl. Pankratius (May 12).

    Special celebrations on the Gügel are: Pankratius, Jakobus, Maria Himmelfahrt, Guardian Angel Festival, Kirchweih, Christkönigfest. Wedding on the Gügelkirche is also possible.
    pfarrei-schesslitz.de/kirchen/zeckendorf.html

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    • May 10, 2017

  • Biene

    Two altar rooms with enchanted way over spiral staircase under the church.

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    • May 8, 2016

  • Naxxos

    Well visible from afar: the Gügelkirche, one of the landmarks of the district of Bamberg.

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    • February 17, 2018

  • Marius

    Opening hours of the restaurant on the Giechburg:
    May - October: 10.00 - 18.00. November - April: 10.00 -17.00.
    For groups of 10 people or more, we have longer open by arrangement.
    Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Bergmoerder

    Restaurant is always open until Wednesday

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Bergmoerder

    Here is worth a look

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    • February 25, 2018

  • Witwe Bolte

    A beautiful church, inside and out. Try the small Wendelgang in the Mariengrotte!
    Church is currently being renovated on the outside and is therefore scaffolded (as of summer 2018).

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    • July 23, 2018

  • k-p-t

    The Frankenweg leads directly past, then up very beautiful path along and back down.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Naxxos

    Between Giechburg and Gügel you will find a sculpture trail with works of art by various artists in addition to the forest and meadow trail.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The 1630/32 high altar shows a view of the pilgrimage church with the silhouette of Bamberg in the background. The pulpit comes from the Bamberg Cathedral, from which it was removed during the purification in the 19th century.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Also on Speiß and Prank you do not have to do without this tour. Immediately next to the church is a small guest house. Closed Wednesday rest day!

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Naxxos

    Just below the Gügelkirche is a beautifully landscaped rest area with sturdy tables and benches. If you take a closer look, you will also find some works of art around the barn.

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    • February 14, 2018

  • Naxxos

    A stop at the small inn next to the Gügelkirche is worthwhile. On Wednesday, however, is rest day!

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    • February 15, 2018

  • k-p-t

    Is also right on the Frankenweg, very unusual.

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    • February 18, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the courtyard of Giechburg you can sit in the summer very protected from the inn.

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    • February 15, 2018

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Location: Scheßlitz, Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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