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St. Gumbertus Church, location of a magnificent Bible

The church is named after a preacher, St. Gumbertus who is specially honoured in the town. It is known that around 750 Gumbertus established a monastery, around which Ansbach was later born. After his death, Gumbertus was canonized. The saint is usually depicted with a staff in his hand. A handwritten Gospel of the 12th century is kept in the church. The book weighs 40 kg and has 394 pages. According to scientists’ calculations, hides of 200 sheep were used in creation of this Bible! It is also known that around 30 amanuenses worked on it for more than two years. Another attraction of the main town church is the largest baroque organ on the territory of Franconia. Curiously, the oldest parts of the church belong to the 11th century. Today services are conducted according to Lutheran traditions.

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Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz 5
91522, Ansbach
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