Oct 31, 2014

Protestant saints



Protestant saints carved into the choir seating in the Herrenberg, Germany Stiftskirche. This is the first church built in the late Gothic style in Württemberg, according to the church's official history.

The Herrenberg church was originally built between 1276-1293. It was redone in the early Gothic style with two spires between 1471-1493. Then, in the mid-18th century, it was redone in the late Gothic style. The two spires were removed and an onion dome was added. Today, the onion dome has  36 bells.

The church was restored in the 1970s and currently houses a bell museum, besides serving as the town's main Protestant church.