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Weimar UNESCO WHS: Cranach Altar in City Church at Herderplatz

10 Responses to “Weimar UNESCO WHS: Cranach Altar in City Church at Herderplatz”

  1. Michele Peterson (A Taste for Travel)

    Lots of great information here! Your photos are especially helpful and will be an asset to anyone planning a visit to Weimar. That painting of Christ’s crucifixion is really riveting

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    • fotoeins

      The symbolism in Cranach’s triptych is especially rich. Thanks, Michele, for stopping by and for your comment!

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  2. Anita @ Anita's Feast

    It’s great to learn the backstory behind UNESCO sites, as well as the significant buildings of a destination like Weimar. What better time for this than an anniversary celebration such as Cranach Tage!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Anita. Yes, 2015 works out really well: 460 years of the triptych’s completion by Cranach the Younger, and 500 years of the birth of Cranach the Younger. “Cranach Tage 2015” is a big deal in Weimar and in other places throughout central Germany. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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  3. Nat and Tim

    Why didn’t I know about this UNESCO WHS? I would love to see the Cranach Altar in Herderplatz with my own eyes, thank you for showing us!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Nat and Tim. How does anyone keep track of existing and newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Sites? I was a little overwhelmed by the fact that “tiny” Weimar of about 65-thousand people is culturally rich with two separate UNESCO WHS inscriptions: one for early 20th-century Bauhaus, and one for “Classic Weimar”. The Cranach Altar and the City Church (aka Herder Church) are a part of the latter, and I’m glad to have found and learned about this place. I’m also very happy to have provided something new for you and others to consider. 🙂 Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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