Holy Trinity Church, Bad Berneck

The spa town at your feet

The church sits enthroned on a rock overlooking the narrow valley, in which the spa town stretches up to the marketplace. There was already a tiny church on the artificial plateau when on 18th Oct 1365 an independent parish was established. The church burnt down several times.
The Baroque church of 1715 with its artistic stuccoed ceiling fell into disrepair; only the tower and two works of art from inside have survived: a piece of the pulpit with Luke the Evangelist and the figure of Moses, made by the court sculptor Elias Räntz. Formerly it carried the pulpit as in Pilgramsreuth, but now it stands in the corner underneath the steps.
In 1800 the renovated aisleless church with its large bright church interior was ready to be consecrated – as one of the last of the margrave churches. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, represented not only by the triangle on the ceiling, in the middle of a large halo of rays of light, but also by the entrances: three doorways identical in height lead into the church, whose interior is furnished in elegant neoclassical style. As the congregation had run out of money, the gilding and painting had to wait until 1837, when it was financed by generous benefactors of the parish.
Whoever takes the trouble to climb up the steps to the church is rewarded with the view over the little town in the valley, and walks into a noble house of God.

the church.

Holy Trinity Church
Kirchenring 39
95460 Bad Berneck

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 09:00-17:00
April - October: open until 19:00

Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Bad Berneck
09273 501 17 31

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Car parking
  • Bus parking
  • Public transport
  • Food and drink
  • Church tours

the surroundings.

It's worth going a little bit further: many churches lie on lovely cycle, walking and pilgrim paths. You will find an overview of them in the following map, as well as places worth seeing nearby. It also has links to local area, church and tourist information websites.

Bike tracks, pilgrim paths and hiking trails close to Holy Trinity Church:

Radrunde Oberfranken 552 km Saar-Mosel-Main – D-Route 5 987 km Durch Bayerns steinreiche Ecke 203 km Mitteleuropa-Route-EuroVelo 4 5100 km Radweg D11 Ostsee-Oberbayern 1694 km Obermain-Frankenwald-Tour 236 km Bayreuth Land BT 37 – Trebgasttal-Tour 41 km Bayreuth Land BT 32 – Entlang der Goldberge und Geseeser Höhe 19 km Jean-Paul-Weg 200 km Bad Berneck Thiesenring 11 km Euregio Egrensis Radweg Nordroute 530 km Main-Radweg (Weißer Main) 538 km Bayreuth Land BT 36 – Große Runde um das Ölschnitztal 52 km Fichtelgebirgs-Radweg 83 km Aussichtsreiche Runde links und rechts der Ölschnitz 9 km Durch die Wälder oberhalb des Weißen Mains 16 km Markgrafenkirchen und sehr viel mehr
Tour 13: “Rund um Schloss Himmelkron”
47 km

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