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Hessenthahl is a small village next to Mespelbrunn and it is famous and well known for its lovely pilgrim-church and the great altar-sculptures made by Tilman Riemenschneider.
This church in Hessenthal-Mespelbrunn is a combination of 3 different churches and it does not at all look very special from outside. There is a small chapel with the famous sculpture of Holy Mary, the pilgrim-church dating back to the year 1293 and the modern parish-church of Hessenthal-Mespelbrunn that includes some of the famous wooden sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider.The famous altar made by Tilman Riemenschneider in 1485 is hidden inside the modern parish-church, just opposite of the main entrance (see my 1st and 2nd pic !).
I almost did not pay it any attention, until I saw it mentioned in the small booklet, that I bought for 2 Euros in the church.
You may get inside the churches and chapels freely and without restrictions. Photography is no problem !
The church is almost at the beginning of the village,when you arrive by the Autobahn / highway A3 and leave at exit Weibersbrunn.
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