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The Gothic style St. George's Church, Munster St Georgs, in the center of Dinkelsbuhl has a long history of rebuilding and expansion.
While portions of the exterior have some nice design elements, the interior and it's artwork and sculpturual elements are the real attraction.
I found it a bit disconcerting that I could not identify any specific element that made the interior work so well... but it does.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S PAGE ON ST GEORGES CHURCH

TRAVEL: 2017-


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The two main streets of Marktplatz and Segringer Strasse converge at St. Georg's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



High altar, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.
The High altar was donated in 1636, completed in 1642, and replaced during restoration in 1856.
The restoration in 1856 integrated the original altarpiece with a Gothic crucifixion group.



Pulpit, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.
Featuring a hexagonal cup, the corners adorn the four church fathers with symbols of the evangelists between.



Side altar, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



Organ, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.
Built in 1997 by Austrian Rieger (Schwarzach/Vorarlberg), the organ has 3939 pipes, and 58 stops on three manuals and a pedal.



Side altar, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



Baptismal font made of sandstone, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.
This eight-sided cup is decorated with pinnacles and keel bows and the pedistal features four lions.



Interior of side door, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



Detail of door hardware, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.



Lynn, lighting a candle, St. George's Minster, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, 2017.




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