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Well, boo on me for not getting any pictures of the phenomenal Marc Chagall windows here, but it's quite difficult for an amateur to do them justice. Trust me, the beauty and poignancy of the stained glass makes this church well-worth a visit, even if you are just in Mainz for one day, don't let the time pass without making a stop here.

Like so many other buildings of all kinds, St. Stephen's church was heavily damaged in World War II; practically demolished. In a spirit of hope and reconcilation and desire for a better future, the parish commissioned Marc Chagall, the great Russian/Jewish/American artist, to design new windows for the reconstructed church. I can't think of any 20th century stained glass - anywhere - that is more effective and more wonderful than that which is here.

Address: Kleine Weissgasse 12

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  • Written May 16, 2007
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