Gerolzhofen in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe
Chapel of St. John
Geschichte für alle - historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen, e.V.
Dr. Ottmar Wolf – Kulturstiftung
Marker text translated into English:
Built in 1497 as a cemetery chapel, probably on the foundations of an older baptistry. The lower arched area was used until 1816 as an ossuary. In the upper worship area was the Riemenschneider-Altar. Today a museum.
History for All - the Gerolzhofen Historical Society
Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation
Erected by The Gerolzhofen Historical Society and the Dr. Ottmar Wolf Cultural Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1497.
Location. 49° 54.081′ N, 10° 20.934′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bayern Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gerolzhofen BY 97447, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic Rectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); DenkOrt Deportationen 1941-1944 Gerolzhofen / Gerolzhofen Deportation 1941-44 Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Patrizierhaus von 1574 / Patrician House from 1574 (about 90 meters away); The Watchmen's Tower (about 90 meters away); Ehemalige Vogtei / Former Bailiff's Building (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
Regarding Chapel of St. John. The "Riemenschneider-Altar" mentioned on the marker is a decorative altar triptych created by the noted 16th-Century Franconian artist, Til Riemenschneider. The triptych is now kept in the Bavarian State Museum in Munich.
Also see . . .
1. Museum Johanniskapelle "Kunst und Geist der Gotik". The City of Gerolzhofen's German-language page describing the Johanniskapelle Museum. (Submitted on November 2, 2014.)
2. Johanniskapelle, Gerolzhofen. Dag Schroder, (Submitted on November 2, 2014.)
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