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In my memory, this is one of the most pleasant postcards of the whole trip in Germany this summer. The lively main square of Schmalkalden is a true gem, and, in addition, we visited it when there was a vibrant ceramics fair.
St. George's Church built in 1437 is one of the finest examples of late-medieval church architecture in Germany. Luther himself preached in the church in February, 1537 during the organization of the Schmalkaldic League of German Lutheran Princes, and he is said to have warmed...More
While we did go inside the church here we found a more interesting experience in climbing the spiral staircase to the church tower. Here, at one time, entire families lived in a small space keeping watch for oncoming trouble. The last family lived here in...More
The church has two asymmetrical towers, each rather unique and attractive. There is a shingled clock tower in the center of the roof. The church is built in a late Romanesque style. The exterior is clean in design and well preserved/restored. Be sure to take...More