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Georgenkirche, Eisenach

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  • Visually, the Church doesn`t shake. It was founded in 1196 in memory of Landgrave Ludwig III of Thuringia, who died in the third crusade. At the time of its Foundation, it should have been Gothic... 
    Visually, the Church doesn`t shake. It was founded in 1196 in memory of Landgrave Ludwig III of Thuringia, who died in the third crusade. At the time of its Foundation, it should have been Gothic...  more »
  • From the outside, we almost passed by. We all thought it was just another church. Well, it is not. The inside is amazing and this is Johann Sebastian Bach’s church - he was baptized here. Don’t do... 
    From the outside, we almost passed by. We all thought it was just another church. Well, it is not. The inside is amazing and this is Johann Sebastian Bach’s church - he was baptized here. Don’t do...  more »
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  • The Church of St. George is a remarkable example of early Protestant architecture. Most interesting are the elaborate high medieval epitaphs from Ludowinger Dynasty but the church itself offers important insights. The austere interior reflects the emergent iconoclastic attitude of the time, but more important are the painted scenes from the Bible which adorn the gallery. With a powerful focus on individual agency, the paintings and descriptions are intended to help educate the laity, and represent efforts to increase literacy in the general population. These paintings would become a defining characteristic of protestant church architecture.
  • Amazingly stunning! To think most of it, was built from a meteorite crater is mind blowing. Monomict type crater

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