Freiberg (Saxony) - Cathedral

The Town of Freiberg in the Ore Mountains in Saxony became very rich with silver mining. Around 1500 a new magnificent church was built on the place of an old one. The architecture is a triple-naved late Gothic hall church: the aisles are as high as the nave. Typical of the late Gothic style is that the church should form a large open space. The thin pillars and the beautiful ceiling contribute to that. The ceiling spans the entire room like a web.

Famous pieces of art in the panorama are:

 - Crucifix with Maria and St. John from the predecessor church (around 1230)
 - the pulpit in form of a tulip ("Tulpenkanzel", Master H.W., 1510), a masterpiece of stone carving
 - the organ, built by Gottfried Silbermann (1714), who had his workshop in Freiberg.
All pillers bear wooden sculptures (1510-20): apostles in the aisles, wise and foolish virgins in the nave. Next to the Tulip pulpit there is the Miner's pulpit (from 1638).
The most famous piece of art is not to be seen in the panorama, a magnificent portal with sculptures: the Golden Gate ("Goldene Pforte", around 1230). You would find the portal in the panorama behind the Tulip pulpit. The gate was the main entrance of the former church and transfered to the southern side.

Wikipedia: here

My Photos from Freiberg: here

Technical details: panorama shots taken handheld, ISO 1600, Canon EOS 550D, Sigma 8mm Fisheye

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Copyright: Wolfgang guelcker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 08/11/2011
Updated: 08/07/2014


Tags: church; interior; romanesque; late gothic
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