Baroque Churches of Germany Photos

As the Reformation accelerated in the 1500s, one goal was to simplify Christianity by removing artwork from churches. The Catholic church, in a move to keep and expand its followers moved in the opposite direction by introducing Baroque art to make its churches more wonderful. Given that Germany was one of the main battlegrounds of the Reformation, Catholic churches in Germany became elaborate attractions to people with an otherwise simple life.

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Gößweinstein pilgrimage basilica , Franconia (1730-9) Baroque by Balthasar Neumann Gößweinstein pilgrimage basilica of Holy Trinity. Gößweinstein, Germany Overview of Baroque ceiling with holy trinity surrounded by saints in heaven at Gößweinstein pilgrimage basilica. Gößweinstein, Germany Baroque ceiling painting of God with Evangelists surrounded by angels at Gößweinstein pilgrimage basilica. Gößweinstein, Germany
Ehrenburg Palace Court Church, Coburg (1734) Baroque stuccowork by Luchese Brothers Court church with Baroque stuccowork by Luchese Brothers at Ehrenburg Palace. Coburg, Germany Ceiling painting of four horsemen of Apocalypse from Revelations of St. John in Court church at Ehrenburg Palace. Coburg, Germany Baroque details of Court church at Ehrenburg Palace. Coburg, Germany
Basilica of 14-Saints (Vierzehnheiligen), Franconia (1743-72) Baroque by Balthasar Neumann 14-Saints Basilica. Bad Staffelstein, Germany Main altar of 14-Saints Basilica. Bad Staffelstein, Germany Statue of St. Denis martyred bishop at 14-Saints Basilica. Bad Staffelstein, Germany

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