Laurentiuskirche in Pommelsbrunn

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  • Maximilian

    The Sankt-Laurentiuskirche is visible from afar near the intersection of the Gehrestal and the Arzloher Tal with the Högenbachtal in the middle of the old village center. The church is embedded in the picturesque ensemble with the rectory, rectory and cemetery. Its stately building with the mighty tower (43.05 m) characterizes the townscape of Pommelsbrunn. There is room for around 350 believers in their benches.HISTORICALThe church is first mentioned in a document from 1393, from 1403 the name St. Lorenz is proven. Until 1526 the church was a branch church of Happurg, at that time probably a fortified church. In the years 1651 and 1726-1731 there were significant structural changes that essentially correspond to today's appearance.THE INTERIORThe interior of the church is bright and decorated with many charming stucco ornaments and pictures on the ceiling and on the galleries based on designs by Donato Polli. The execution was incumbent on the artist Philipp Jakob Schmutzler. The paintings are mainly by Johann Christoph Reich, who immortalized himself in the large ceiling painting "Outpouring of the Holy Spirit". Particularly noteworthy are the interchangeable altarpieces, which are changed every church season and depict the adoration of the shepherds and the descent from the cross.The Laurentiuskirche is a fine example of the Protestant Baroque or Rococo.

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    • August 24, 2020

  • ML

    Striking church building that characterizes the townscape of Pommelsbrunn

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    • November 3, 2020

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Location: Pommelsbrunn, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation420 m

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