The parish church of St. Bartholomäus, Egloffstein

Built on rock

High up on the steep rock of the (Franconian Switzerland) Fränkische Schweiz the little church snuggles up to the proud castle. A long flight of steps leads up from the valley, and when the roses are in flower, their red stands out against the white church wall.
Over the entrance, beneath the coat of arms of the lords of Egloffstein, who had the church built, is the date 1750. That was when the church was built on the site of an old castle chapel and furnished inside in a ‘rustic’ baroque style.
On the pulpit altar, to either side of the main body of the pulpit, two brothers from the Old Testament point forward to Jesus Christ, who is heralded here. Moses, carrying the Ten Commandments, points to the eighth: ‘You shall not bear false witness’. Aaron the High Priest, wears the typical helmet and carries a thurible. The swan right at the top symbolises Jesus’ giving his life for others (otherwise usually represented by a pelican).
The ceiling paintings between the stucco decoration show the four Evangelists, the sacrifice of Isaac, Psalm 23: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ and the Holy Trinity.

the church.

The parish church of St. Bartholomäus
Burgbergstr. 80
91349 Egloffstein

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00
Open from Easter until October.

Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Egloffstein
09197 236

  • Car parking
  • Bus parking
  • Charging station electric bikes
  • Charging station electric cars
  • Public transport
  • 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 The parish church of St. Bartholomäus:

Casanovas Ausritt 191 km Forchheim Land FO 10 – “Spielend radeln” durchs Wiesenttal 17 km Forchheim Land – Trubachtal-Radweg 20 km Markgrafen-Weg 30 km Trubachtalweg 19 km Kulturweg 1 – Egloffstein 13 km Kulturweg 2 – Egloffstein 14 km Signalstein-Rundwanderung ab Egloffstein 11 km Trubachtal-Rundwanderung bei Egloffstein zur Frauenhöhle und zum Spiegelfelsen 14 km Schloss Hundshaupten und Burg Egloffstein – ein Rundwanderweg 11 km Markgrafenkirchen und sehr viel mehr
Tour 08: “Fränkische Schweiz Süd”
37 km

Visit the

Find more events on the church's website or the Evangelische Termine portal (Evangelical events portal).