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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

Franziskanerkirche

St. Maria in der Au

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Franziskanerkirche Marker
Inscription.
Kirche und Kloster entstanden ab 1269.
Der älteste erhaltene Sakralraum der Stadt hat einen für Bettelordenskirchen charakteristischen gotischen Langchor und ein abgesetztes Lainhaus.
1551 – 1563 erfur das Kirchenschiff einen Umbau.
1433 wurde an der Nordseite eine Antoniuskapelle angebaut. Dieser Raum ist 1512 – 1516 neu gestaltet, 1626 um ein Marienchörlein und 1556 zusätzlich mit einer neuen Antoniuskapelle vergrössert worden.
Die reichhaltige Aussstattung weist hervorragende früh- und spätgotische sowie barocke Werke auf.
Seit das Franziskanerkloster 1838 aufgehoben wurde, verschwanden Teile der Klostergebäude und des Kreuszganges. Nur der an den Chor stossende Klostertrakt mit dem Kapitelsaal erhielt sich als Sakristei und Pfarrhaus
Unter Denkmalschutz seit 1964
Restauriert 1986 – 1988


English translation:.
Franciscan Church
St. Maria in the Au

The Church and Monastery date from 1269.

The oldest preserved sacral area of the city has a Gothic choir that is characteristic of the mendicant (i.e. Franciscan) order, and a separate lay house.

1551 - 1563 The nave was renovated.
1433 The St. Anthony chapel was added on the north side. This space was redone in 1512 - 1516, and was then further enlarged by
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Franziskanerkirche Marker
a small Marian choir about 1626 (1526?) and again in 1556 with a new St. Anthony's Chapel. The rich furnishings are excellent early and late Gothic and Baroque works. Since the dissolution of the Franciscan monastery in 1838, parts of the monastery and the cloister have vanished, with only the part abutting the main church hall preserved as a sacristy and rectory.

A protected historical monument since 1964
Restored 1986 - 1988
 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 2.985′ N, 8° 18.187′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Franziskanerplatz, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Franziskanerplatz 11, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Krien- or Upper-Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burgher Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Cauldron" Tower (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Singer House (about 90 meters away); The Pfyffer Student House (about 120 meters away); The Von Sonnenberg House
Franziskanerkirche image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
3. Franziskanerkirche
(about 120 meters away); Ritter Palace (about 120 meters away); The Old Armory (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lucerne.
 
Also see . . .  Franziskanerkirche. A short German-language history of the church, provided by the diocese. (Submitted on August 21, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on August 9, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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