It was built beginning in 1206 at what was then the highest point in Linz, a little village on the Rhein River in what is now western Germany. It’s looked over Linz ever since, serving generations of Catholics.
These stairs lead up to the church.
Space is tight up there, and it’s challenging to step back enough to fit the entire church building into a frame. Here’s the best I could do.
Here’s the main entrance door.
At the top of the door arch, it reads 1712. The church was built in stages over a few centuries; this must mark one of the stages.
The church is not large inside, but it’s quite ornate with stained-glass windows and lots of colorfully painted details.
It’s remarkable to me that we could visit what is essentially a random German town, and find a church of such remarkable beauty. We encountered this in little churches everywhere we went in Germany.
I’m a little disappointed with how my Nikon Df behaved inside this church. As you can see, a lot of these photos are soft and suffer from a little shake. This camera should easily support these photographs. I get this behavior only with the 28-200mm lens that I brought with me for this trip. I’m increasingly disenchanted with this lens and may seek to replace it with a different long zoom.
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