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Volkach, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church

 
 
Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
1. Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church Marker
Inscription. Volkachs erste Pfarrkirche stand außerhalb des Ortes auf dem heute als „Kirchberg" bekannten Altenberg. Dort oben wurde Messe gelesen, getauft und beerdigt. Eine dem Heiligen Georg geweihte innerstädtische Pfarrkirche ist dagegen erst nach dem Jahr 1300 belegbar. 50 Jahre nach Volkachs Erhebung in den Rang einer Stadt wollten die selbstbewussten Bürger offenbar zeigen, dass in einer Stadt auch eine Pfarrkirche stehen muss!

1413 legte Volkach den Grundstein zu einer Chorkirche, in der alle bisherigen Altarstiftungen Platz finden sollten. Geweiht wurde die Kirche St. Bartholomäus und St. Georg. Der Langhausbau begann 1472; noch im Jahr 1504 standen dort überall Baukräne. Erst nach über 100 Jahren Bauzeit konnte 1517 abschließend der Stadtturm vollendet werden. Den Innenraum der Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus prägt heute eine Ausgestaltung im Stil des Hochbarock nach 1750. So verbinden sich Elemente spätgotischer Sakralarchitektur mit dem Formenreichtum des fränkischen Barock und Rokoko und spiegeln die bewegte Geschichte der Volkacher Pfarrkirche wider.

[English translation:]

Volkach's first parish church was located outside of the town on the Altenberg (hill),now known as "Kirchberg", where masses, baptisms, and burials were held. However, a parish church within the city walls was to be consecrated
Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
2. Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church and Marker - Wide View
to St. George only after the year 1300. Fifty years after Volkach's elevation to city status, the self-confident citizens wanted to show that a parish church must stand within a city!

In 1413, the cornerstone for the choir of the church was laid, already existing pieces were installed, and the Church of St. Bartholomew and St. George was consecrated. Construction of the nave began in 1472, but even as late as the year 1504 there were still cranes everywhere. It was only after more than 100 years of construction that the bell tower was completed in 1517. The current interior of St. Bartholomew is characterized by a High Baroque style design, post-1750. Thus elements of Late Gothic sacral architecture are combined with the rich forms of the Franconian Baroque and Rococo styles, reflecting the changing history of Volkach's parish church.
 
Erected by Stadt Volkach.
 
Location. 49° 51.917′ N, 10° 13.583′ E. Marker is in Volkach, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Kirchgasse and Hauptstrasse on Kirchgasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kirchgasse 2, Volkach, Bavaria 97332, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Von Rechtswegen über das Menschenblut zu richten / A Legal Process Driven by Human Blood
Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church Marker - Inset Illustration image. Click for full size.
Illustration from the Volkacher Salbuch, written by Niklas Brobst, Folio 213r, circa 1500
3. Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church Marker - Inset Illustration
(about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven (about 150 meters away); Peter Ochs, Metzler / Peter Ochs, the Butcher (about 150 meters away); Und Davor ein Kapellchen und Almosenstock / And for that a Chapel and Begging Stick (about 150 meters away); Peter Geist (about 150 meters away); Dettelbach City Hall (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Dettelbach Synagogue (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 8.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volkach.
 
Also see . . .  St. Bartholomäus und St. Georg , Volkach (Wikipedia). The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Bartholomew and St. Georg is located in Volkach's old town center, in the Bavarian county of Kitzingen. It is one of the high points of this Lower-Franconian small town, and stands out as a prominent landmark within the winegrowing area of the "Mainschleife" (a large loop or oxbow on the Main River). Follow link for the original German. (Submitted on December 23, 2016.)
<i> Stadtpfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus und St. Georg</i> image. Click for full size.
By Tilman2007 (via Wikimedia Commons CC License 3.0)
4. Stadtpfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus und St. Georg
 
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & Religion
 
St. Bartholomew's - Main Altar image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
5. St. Bartholomew's - Main Altar
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 23, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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