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Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin

Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin, Croatia

The church of Sveti Nikola was built in the 11th century. During the Ottoman Wars the dome of the church has been converted into a crenelated tower. Situated on top of a small hill this church offers a remarkable view for visitors of Nin.

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Frauenkirche in Munich

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

The Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), also known as Münchner Dom, is the largest church in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria. I took this view after climbing up the tower of another church called St. Peter.

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Sepulchral chapel in Karlsruhe

Gargoyle at a chapel in Karlsruhe, Germany

This gargoyle seen at the sepulchral chapel of the Grand Duke of Baden (Großherzogliche Grabkapelle) reminded me of a scene of the movie ‘Alien’.

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St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel, Slovenia

St Daniel’s Church in Štanjel (Italian: San Daniele del Carso) was built in the 15th century as the burial vault of the Counts of Cobenzl. I especially like the church for the shape of its steeple. Štanjel also offers a beautiful garden named Ferrari Garden (Ferrarijev vrt).

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Barfüsser Church in Erfurt

Barfüsser Church in Erfurt, Germany

During a stay at an IBIS hotel in Erfurt I had a very special view from my room: The ruins of the Barfüsserkirche, a church named after an order of the Franciscan (‘Barfüsser‘), which had been destroyed in 1944.

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Franciscan Church in Graz

Church of the Franciscan in Graz, Austria

Two beauties of Graz: The landmark of Graz named Uhrturm in the background and the Franciscan Church (Franziskanerkirche) in the foreground. The church is part of the oldest monastery in the city. Sometimes I walk through the hidden cloister for relaxing from the hurly-burly of the shopping streets in Graz.

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Basilica of St. Vitus

Basilica of St. Vitus in MönchengladbachThe Basilica of St. Vitus (Münster St. Vitus) is located on the Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach. Together with the town hall and the Church of the Assumption (Kirche St. Mariä Himmelfahrt), it forms the historical centre of the city. Worth seeing is the Bible window from the 13th century in the choir of the church.

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Church of the Ascension

A masterpiece by Jože Plečnik: The parish church of Bogojina, SloveniaThe Parish Church of the Ascension (Župnijska cerkev Gospodovega vnebohoda) in Bogojina was built according to plans by the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik in the 1920s. The locals call the distinctive building White Dove (bela golobica). Inside, the ceiling is adorned with pottery from the surrounding area.

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Bamberg, City of Nativity Scenes

Part of a nativity scene in a church of Bamberg, Germany

More than thirty nativity scenes can be visited in the city of Bamberg. These are spread over the entire town and invite you to an exciting exploration of cribs as well as the places of Bamberg. The range extends from historical to modern models. [German]

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Baroque church in Olimje

Sculpture of Anthony the Great in Olimje, Slovenia

The Baroque church attached to Olimje Castle was built between 1665 and 1675. At the side chapel, I discovere a statue dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great. One attribute of this saint is the pig, which can be seen lying at his feet.

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Christ the King Church in Gloggnitz

Christ the King Church (Christkönigskirche) in Gloggnitz, Austria

The construction of the Catholic Parish church in Gloggnitz started in 1933 but wasn’t finished before 1962. The church is dedicated to Christ the King, so it is generally known as Christkönigskirche.

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Pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl in Austria

Pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl in Austria

The pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl (Wallfahrtsbasilika Maria Taferl) is after the pilgrimage church of Mariazell the second most import pilgrimage church of Austria. Since 1947 the church has been granted the title basilica minor.