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Görlitz: Flügelaltar "Goldene Maria" in der Barbarakapelle der Dreifaltigkeitskirche - Winged altar "Golden Mary" in St. Barbara's Chapel of Trinity Church | by riesebusch
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Görlitz: Flügelaltar "Goldene Maria" in der Barbarakapelle der Dreifaltigkeitskirche - Winged altar "Golden Mary" in St. Barbara's Chapel of Trinity Church

Der Flügelaltar stand bis ins frühe 18. Jahrhundert auf dem einstigen Hochalatar im Chorraum. Entstanden ist er nach 1503, vermutlich zwischen 1510-1515 in einer Breslauer Werkstatt.

 

The winged altar was made after 1503 presumably between 1510 and 1515 in a Breslau (now Wrocław) studio. It was originally the main altar of the church standing in the Choir where it was replaced by a Baroque altar in the early 18th century.

Görlitz is the easternmost town of Germany and, with 55.000 inhabitants, the largest of the region of Upper Lusatia. It is situated on the Lusatian Neisse river established as Germany's Eastern frontier after World War II. As a consequence, the part of the town situated on the East shore of the river constitute now the Polish town of Zgorzelec. Both parts of the town declared themselves "City of Europe" in 1998, cooperating in the urban management. Görlitz was left nearly unharmed by destructions in World War II. And so all important phases of urban development and architecture have been preserved without great modifications. Görlitz boasts more than 4.000 cultural and architectural monuments, forming the largest area under monumental protection in Germany.

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Taken on November 4, 2017