(active 1500-1525 in Saxony)

Interior view

Annenkirche, Annaberg

The construction of Annenkirche (Church of St Anna) was begun in 1499, three years after the foundation of the town. Its completion took no more than 25 years, which is amazingly short for a building of this size and quality. The church is a masterpiece of Saxon late Gothic architecture. The tree naves of the hall and the choir are covered by beautiful vaults. The ribs are intertwined to form stars and flowers. The vault blossoms into flower-like patterns.

The side aisle have a variant of the tracery parapet which first appeared in the Lorenzkirche in Nuremberg. Here the tracery of the parapet gives way to figurative reliefs.

The photo shows the north aisle.

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