The parish church of St. Bartholomäus, Mistelbach

God's picture book

The church was painted in several stages with biblical scenes, starting with the lower gallery by an unknown artist. His 25 oil paintings of the Passion of Christ were embellished in 1632 during the Thirty Years’ war by Elias Brendel and his son Friedrich. The upper gallery, built at the beginning of the 18C, contains 26 scenes from the life of Jesus, in particular His miracles, painted in 1725 by Johann Peter Lanheinrich. That same year he got the contract to paint the barrel roof, with its Last Judgement above the chancel arch. The stone panels of the pulpit are also painted, for instance with Jacob’s Ladder.
It is not just the paintings which proclaim the Word of God, but also the rest of the furnishings and their figures: Johann Caspar Fischer’s altar with the Crucifixion group, the figures of Moses und John, God the Father and the risen one above (on the back of the altar is noted that this was the first altar made during the reign of Margrave Georg Wilhelm); Fischer’s pulpit with its sounding-board roof ; the two splendid processional crosses and the font. Above the memorial to the last Lord of Mistelbach is the epitaph of Father I.N.Geier, on whom a heavenly hand is placing the crown of life.
A small romanesque window behind the altar is evidence that there was already a church here in the 12C or 13C ; probably the castle chapel of the Mistelbachs, who also donated the castle church in Gesees.The church was dedicated to St Martin until the Reformation, when the patronage was changed to that of St Bartholemäus.

the church.

The parish church of St. Bartholomäus
Bayreuther Str. 2
95511 Mistelbach

This church is currently not open to the public. Open during summer months until 17.00.

Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Mistelbach
09201 363

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Car 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 The parish church of St. Bartholomäus:

Bayreuth Radring – Schleife A 15 km Bayreuth Radring – Äußerer Radring 49 km Fränkische Schweiz-Radweg 66 km Bayreuth Land BT 7 21 km Casanovas Ausritt 191 km Markgrafen-Weg 30 km Auf den Spuren der Raubritter 21 km Durch das Misteltal 9 km Vorbei am Schobertsberg 10 km Markgräfin-Wilhelmine-Weg 11 km Bayreuth Land BT 6 20 km Pottenstein-Radweg 48 km Radrunde Oberfranken 552 km Thermentour 125 km Abenteuerweg 6 km Mistelquellenweg 16 km Postreiterweg durch den Hummelgau 17 km Markgrafenkirchen und sehr viel mehr
Tour 03: “Im Hummelgau”
43 km
Markgrafenkirchen und sehr viel mehr
Tour 04: “Rund um die Rotmainquelle”
47 km

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