Amberg’s Magnificent St. Georg Church

The tall west tower of St. Georg


The magnificent rococo church of St. Georg is one of the oldest churches in Bavarian Amberg, Germany. It was built as a Gothic church in 1359. Later, it was taken over by the Jesuits and then in the 18th century, redecorated in the rococo style with the bright colors and stucco work of Johann Baptist Zimmerman. The church is a feast for the eyes. We visited this church during a private tour organized by European Focus and the city of Amberg for our guests George and Susan Then. George’s father was born in Amberg.

Larger than life figures of the 12 Apostles line the upper sanctuary walls



The high altar and choir

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