St. Annen Church Annaberg-Buchholz

Große Kirchgasse 21, 09456 Annaberg-Buchholz

Tel. : +49 (0) 3733 4269922

Fax : +49 (0) 3733 288577


www.annenkirche.de

General

The 78 meter high tower of St. Anne coins the silhouette of the Ore Mountain´s town. Especially in art history St. Anne's Church is a treasure: It is considered one of the greatest examples of late Gothic.

The interior decoration in St Anne’s Church in Annaberg, completed in 1525, remained intact with its impressive wealth of form and artistic perfection. The artist Franz Maidburg created 100 reliefs for the gallery balustrades, ten representations of the ages of men and women and 80 illustrations of Biblical stories. The baptismal font was made by Hans Witten, as was the truly “Beautiful Door”, which was once part of the Franciscan monastery.

Accessibility

Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Separate entrance (90 cm) for wheelchair users (with bell) via 1 step of 5 cm inside and outside
  • WC for wheelchair users: Door 80 cm, 90x150 cm in front of the WC, no room beside WC

  • Tours for the blind and guests with learning impairments on request

Reformation

With the Reformation came the demand to open up education to everybody. It was probably for this reason that Martin Luther discouraged the destruction of religious images in his sphere of influence, because for him and other moderate Reformers in a time in which most people could neither read nor write, pictures from the Bible had great educational value. So it was that the interior decoration in St Anne’s Church in Annaberg, completed in 1525, remained intact with its impressive wealth of form and artistic perfection. The artist Franz Maidburg created 100 reliefs for the gallery balustrades, ten representations of the ages of men and women and 80 illustrations of Biblical stories. The baptismal font was made by Hans Witten, as was the truly “Beautiful Door”, which was once part of the Franciscan monastery. A “Tetzel coffer” can also be seen in St Anne’s Church, which were allegedly used to store the proceeds collected from the sale of indulgences. There is documentary evidence that the indulgence trader John Tetzel was in Annaberg in 1508.

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Accessibility Information

Parking

  • There is a parking area for disabled persons


Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 70 cm
    Entrance with max. one step or ramp


WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 70 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 120 x 120 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 70 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present


Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities