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Bergkirche, Annaberg-Buchholz: 2 reviews and 10 photos

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      Miners salutation above the altar
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The small church off market square was the church of the miners. Here they assembled before and after their shifts to pray and thank for protection in their dangerous work.

The church was built in 1502-1511 but later on affected by fire and war damage several times. The present interior dates mostly from the repair in the early 17th century. The date 1616 is written above the galleries, in the same era the pulpit-altar (currently under restauration), the crucifix and the chair with the beautiful wooden inlays were made.

The main attraction of the church is the Miners Nativity, a large nativity scene with wooden figures that depict the people of Annaberg assembling round the Holy Family (see separate tip). The nativity set is a recent addition and still not complete, every year a new figure is added. Very moving.

Since the renovation of 2004/05 the church is open again in the daytime. The visit is free, but they charge for the photo permit.

Address: Münzgasse 5, Annaberg-Buchholz

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2016
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