St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), Mainz

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
Originally built in the year 990 on the order of Archbishop Willigis, St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) now features Marc Chagall-designed stained-glass choir windows. Created in the late 1970s through 1985, the windows depict of Bible scenes. You'll find nothing else quite like them in Germany. This structure offers a counterpoint to the Mainz Cathedral, which Willigis also had constructed. Few intentional changes have been made to this church since the 14th century. However, it required extensive rebuilding after World War II bombing. Plan my day in Mainz using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • When the light comes through on these magnificent blue windows the site is awesome. The history behind it very interesting as most ihave links with the war and a Yewish link ( designing the...  more »
  • Amazing stained glass, really amazing. It is interesting that for many years interesting stained glass windows were not made in churches. Amazing stained glass windows were created in the Middle...  more »
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  • Totally worth a special trip to see the Chagall stained glass.
  • Beautiful windows, and church.
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