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Church. Gangolf: photo description St. Gangolf)

The Catholic Church of Saint Gangolf is among iconic landmarks of Bamberg and is located relatively close to the Old town hall. The three-aisled construction of the temple began in the XI century and was carried out in the same monastery, located in the same place. In the XII century, when as Bishop of the city was known in Germany Otto I of Bamberg, later canonized by the Catholic Church, the building has built two magnificent monumental towers.

Throughout its history the Church of St. Gangolf subjected to reconstruction and rebuilding many times. Currently, if you look at this beautiful building, you can clearly see the mixture of various styles of architecture. Baroque, art Nouveau, Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo harmoniously intertwined, making the temple an unusual masterpiece of construction. The most important Church bells throughout the city are considered two of the bells of the Church of St. Gangolf cast in the XIV century.

A particular attraction of the interior of the temple is the paintings on its ceiling, which was created in the late XVIII century. In the same period of time have created side and Central altars. In 1972 in the Church. Gangolf there is a modern organ. In the temple's main relic is the fragment of the skull of St. Gangolf. This man lived in Burgundy in the eighth century, and was distinguished for virtue, the willingness to help the poor and needy. In the life of St. Gangolf had a lot of sad moments. For example, one day he found out about his wife's unfaithfulness, which he later confirmed. Despite the fact that he left her half of everything that she needed, she found this little. For this reason, and was killed Gangolf hands lover's ex-wife. Over time, he was attached to the Sana'a saints.