Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Staffelstein

#8 of 48 in Historic Sites in Upper Franconia
Must see · Religious Site · Church
The Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (German: Basilika Vierzehnheiligen) is a church located near the town of Bad Staffelstein near Bamberg, in Bavaria, southern Germany. The late Baroque-Rococo basilica, designed by Balthasar Neumann, was constructed between 1743 and 1772. It is dedicated to the Fourteen Holy Helpers, a group of saints venerated together in the Catholic Church, especially in Germany at the time of the Black Death.

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  • The warm colour of the outside is a contrast to the watercolor interior: but all eyes are drawn to the majestic center altarpiece dedicated to the 14 Saints. A must-see if you are into arts and...  more »
  • The most incredible thing to realize is that the construction of this church began in 1743. The marble work, the frescos, the details...... when you view the structure's details, it just amazes you...  more »
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