Wallfahrtskirche Maria Limbach

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Limbach, Eltmann: Address, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Limbach Reviews: 4.5/5

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Limbach

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Limbach
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John E
Ballwin, MO1,409 contributions
ordinary outside with stunning interior and amazing cemetery behind it; difficult to access outside of organized tour
Aug. 2019
We visited this interesting site on a Viking river cruises Franconian Countryside optional tour during a Cities of Light river cruise from Paris to Prague (Trier to Nuremberg on rivers). The outside is ordinary and plain but inside is an interior not quite on the level of say the Passau Cathedral but still absolutely stunning as the attached pictures attempt to show. I will be posting a video on YoutTube showing it much better for anyone interested. This is a pilgramage church and is located on unsigned German Bavarian highway St. 2277 between Sand a Main and Eltmann about 25 km west of Bamberg near the Main River. In addition to the stunning interior, the cemetery in the rear was almost as stunning as the church's interior. I don't know what a typical German, Bavarian or Franconian cemetery looks like but this one was the most impressive one I have ever seen in terms of the grave markers and way it is constructed and maintained. It would be difficult to visit this site on one's own and you definitely need a guide to explain it to appreciate it or possibly even find it since it is on an unsigned German highway the number of which you can only find on Google or Bing maps as opposed to the actual highway itself. It surprised me any highways in Germany are unsigned but the one this is on has no posted number. Not sure if any way to visit other than Viking or some other organized tour.
Written August 9, 2019
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tyketyke
King's Lynn, UK1,861 contributions
Serendipity
Mar. 2018 • Couples
So we're cruising down towards Budapest, stopping at many wonderful places and today we've been to Bamberg. Sadly, the lock keepers are on strike and our poor guide is having to stall to allow the captain the catch up. She pauses the coach here and asks if anyone would like a look inside. Most people are exhausted and few go in, I'm one of them and boy am I glad I did. This is baroque at its peak, it's like eating all the icing off a Christmas cake. Go and be amazed.
Written April 6, 2018
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Michael A
New Hope, PA442 contributions
Amazing
Aug. 2017
We visited this pilgrimage church as part of an excursion on our Viking River cruise. From the outside, it appears like a simple chapel built out in the middle of nowhere. Once you enter the doors, you are transported to another dimension. The beautiful baroque interior seems incongruous to the setting, but also like it should be there...quite a dichotomy.
Written September 6, 2017
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Judith B
Williamsburg, VA11 contributions
What a suprise
Jun. 2016 • Couples
Truly beautiful Baroque church. The outside hides its ornateness beautifully. The little cemetery behind it epitomizes the neatness of the Bavarians. A lovely stop.
Written July 20, 2016
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Rufous72
Delmar, NY146 contributions
My favorite church of the trip.
Oct. 2015 • Couples
On a two week tour through 5 countries we visited many churches but this one became my favorite. There has been a church on the site since the mid 1400's but this one was built in the 1750's due to a major gift from a german bishop who was cured of some affliction on the site.
The interior is in the rococo style and the alter contains a statue of Mary and child that is said to be from the 15th century. The contrast between the white walls and the decorations of the alter and the pulpits is striking.
I have added a couple of pictures. Cannot show exterior because it is in portrait mode.
Written November 27, 2015
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Allan
Tulsa, Oklahoma807 contributions
Very enigmatic pilgrimage church
Jun. 2015 • Couples
Our group took a tour near Bamberg, Germany to the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Limbach. It was interesting to hear of the history of pilgrimage churches in Germany. The church, while austere on the outside is exuberant on the inside. Beautiful place in the countryside. I would leave photos, but this particular for does not allow for that. Beautiful baroque interior!
Written July 5, 2015
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