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St Mary’s Town Church in Greiz

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  • Blick auf die Stadtkirche St. Marien und das Untere Schloss Greiz
    / Blick auf die Stadtkirche St. Marien und das Untere Schloss Greiz
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • Der Turm der Stadtkirche St. Marien
    / Der Turm der Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Der Altar der Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Blick zur Orgel in der Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Photo: Tourist-Information Greiz
  • / Logo Kulturweg der Vögte
    Photo: Futurum Vogtland e.V.

A court church in Classicist style was built as an extension to the Lower Castle in 1736 through the work of the Saxon architect, Christian Friedrich Schuricht. 
The Town Church, the former court church of the Reuss Older Line Princes, and the Lower Castle and the grammar school form a unique Classicist collection of buildings. The church was rebuilt after the major town fire in 1802. The tower (64 m high) was rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire. The interior of the three-aisled church is divided by enormous pillars. The church with its three galleries can seat about 1,000 people. A pulpit altar with rich Classicist ornamentation is the highpoint of the eastern end of this former court church. The Town Church obtained a Kreutzbach organ in 1881 and the Jehmlich brothers from Dresden modified and expanded it in 1919. It is one of the largest organs in the state of Thuringia.

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The church is open during concerts and other events. 

Please call the following number for admission or a guided tour: 03661 689815

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50.655868, 12.200529
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50°39'21.1"N 12°12'01.9"E
UTM
33U 302127 5615297
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67.3 km
5:00 h
296 m
480 m
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3:16 h
2364 m
2114 m
Multistage route Elsterperlenweg®
68.7 km
20:40 h
1826 m
1826 m
232.7 km
18:14 h
2877 m
3105 m
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St Mary’s Town Church in Greiz

Kirchplatz
07973 Greiz
Phone 03661 - 689815 Fax 03661 - 703291

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