St. Andreas, Kalchreuth

This church fits in neatly with others in the area, featuring a square tower with a copper-patina top and a red-faced clock with a rust-hued roof below. Inside, there are a number of treasures. First, the altar with woodwork from the Viet Stoss workshop shines with gold hues over its gold-leaf covered latticework and polychrome figures. Painted parts were from another famous Nuremberg workshop headed by Michael Wolgemut (Dürer’s teacher). A gothic tracery stone tabernacle by Adam Kraft frames it to the left. The textile works have been protected, with one marian tapestry having been given careful restoration and the other being a fine replica with its original now at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.

 

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