Church of St. Mary
At Würzburg Market Square is a magnificent church, which was in the red and white. It's - Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built here in the fourteenth century. It symbolizes the superiority of Christianity, and at the same time, built as a sign of atonement for guilt before God. How can this be? Let's face it.
Until the mid-fourteenth century on the site of Market Square was the Jewish quarter. And in 1349 the city burst into a terrible plague. The townspeople blamed the Jewish community. The perpetrators are found - we must act! Outbreak of brutal massacre all the Jews were killed, a quarter of their demolished and replaced by organized market. Where now stands the church, was formerly a synagogue. It is, of course, also demolished, and a sign of atonement to God for the fact that this place has been vandalized a synagogue here decided to build a Catholic church.
Construction of the first wooden chapel was started in 1377 and was completed in 1392. After that, for almost a century at the expense of citizens erected a stone church. For her jewelry was invited to the world-famous sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. He performed the famous sculpture of Adam and Eve, still adorn the interiors of the church.
Today's appearance of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary has acquired in the twentieth century. During the Second World War it was almost completely destroyed. I had to recreate everything from scratch. Architects as accurately as possible tried to convey the style of the sixteenth century. Marienkapelle - it is late Gothic, one of her best designs.
And very interesting bas-relief on one of the inputs. That's how you imagine, "Immaculate Conception"? I am confident in their own way. A bas-relief sculpture in this show his own version. On the bas-relief depicts God and from the tube goes to the Virgin Mary. It is for her Jesus gets into the womb of the Virgin Mary through the ear. An interesting option.
Merienkapelle a unique monument in the architectural and historically. So do not go around it, that is if you in Würzburg!