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“2 towers and a big dome”
Review of Stift Haug

Stift Haug
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Antonio Petroni was the master who built this baroque church. Unfortunately in WW II the inner part was completely destroyed. The only remaining is a wonderful altar painting by Tiepolo.

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This is not a church high on most list for a visit to Würzburg, yet it was the first I stumbled onto while on my way to Würzburg Residenz, and its beauty mesmerized me. From afar the dome top of the church was unmistakable, a remarkably beautiful Baroque structure standing tall amongst the modern dwellings and shop houses.

Even before entering the church, one could see how Stift Haug was hailed as one of Würzburg's important architecture. Ornate sculptures of saints and angels stood in alcoves ringing the holy place, overlooking passer-bys and protecting the church in their silent way.

The interior of Stift Haug reminded me of purity with its whitewash. A rather abstract sculpture of the crucifixion was an indication that what I saw within was no longer the original building. The altarpiece however proved to be a more medieval work of art, a work that was done in the 15th century. Protected in a gilded frame, the painting was one of the most attention grabbing item in Stift Haug.

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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Haug Monastery was "Mother" of the parishes St Gertraud, St Joseph and St Barbara in Würzburg. The unprotected monastery, located out of the city, was fragile in difficult times, often looted and damaged in the thirty years war. Swedish soldiers started demolition of the Church. The restored Church was consecrated in 1637. The Romanesque collegiate church with its buildings and the parish church were just completed or it was ill located for the newly planned Würzburg reinforcements. In 1657 the whole complex was demolished and carried off the Hill again. 1670 – 1691 The new Baroque church, the current Hauger parish church was built. The collegiate church is considered to be the first major Church in the Baroque period in Franconia and is the most important work of the Architect Antonio Petrini. It has a stately double-Tower façade and a mighty dome. 1803 Secularisation, all Würzburg monasteries, including Haug, were abrogated by the Bavarian State with seizure of their possessions. Also the monastery church was transformed into State ownership, but has been maintained as a parish church. The rich interior burned out in 1945, however, it is still impressive. Above the new choir altar a gigantic Crusifixion painting by Jacobo Tintoretto from 1583.

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Reviewed 27 September 2018
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