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Cathedral Zwickau and Priest’s House: the Heart of the Old City

The Cathedral of Zwickau, or St. Mary’s Church (Marienkirche) isthe main temple of the city. It is located near Hauptmarkt, the city’s centralsquare. Construction of the church was long, from 1453 to 1563, but the resultof a century-long work is there for all to see: a late Gothic beautifulbuilding is the most prominent in the old city. Eye-catching is an 87-meterhigh baroque clock tower built in 1672. One of the associates of Martin Luther,a famous Reformation leader Thomas Müntzer preached in this temple in 1520.

The Cathedralof Zwickau was restored in the late XIX century. Inside you can’t fail to notice the main late Gothic altar, created bycraftsmen from Nuremberg.The Cathedral is famous for the old organs, although currently a large andbeautiful Hermann Eule Bautzen organ of the ХХ century usually sounds here. Opposite the Cathedral’s mainfacade you can see the oldest building of its kind in Eastern Germany, the so-called Priest’s House (Priesterhäuser). In holds acity museum, where you can admire the interior of the medieval dwelling andobjects of art.

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