The parish church of St. Michael, Ludwigsstadt

Sober yet handsome

The mighty tower of the medieval church still stands. It was heightened in 1571, and in 1791/2 the sober yet very handsome body of the church with its high galleries was built on to it. The green colouring which prevails throughout the church lends the spacious interior a special atmosphere.
The pulpit altar takes up nearly the whole of the wall, and lifesize figures of St Peter and St Paul step forward on either side of the pulpit and point to the preacher. Angels hold back the curtain and God himself steps forward and speaks via human words. On the roof of the pulpit, the Prussian eagle and the initials of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm II indicate that the margravate of Brandenburg-Kulmbach had just become part of Prussia. The two praying angels near the golden triangle with the three tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit show us to whom the highest honour is due: the triune God.
A number of the tombstones of the von Orlamünda and the von Thüna families carry figures , some of them even larger than in real life, which are very interesting artistically and historically because of their costumes.

the church.

The parish church of St. Michael
Marktplatz 6
96337 Ludwigsstadt

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 09:00-16:00

Evang.-Luth. Pfarramt Ludwigstadt
09263 362

  • Car parking
  • Bus parking
  • Public transport
  • WC
  • 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. Michael:

Mountainbike 1 Rennsteig-Region NORD 40 km Lutherweg 1000 km Burgenweg Frankenwald 137 km Glasmacher-Weg 27 km Mantelburg-Weg 19 km Schieferpfad-Weg 66 km FrankenwaldSteig 244 km Alte Heeresstraße 17 km EuroVelo 13 Iron Curtain Trail 9950 km Obermain-Frankenwald-Tour 236 km Markgrafenkirchen und sehr viel mehr
Tour 15: “Rund um Ludwigsstadt”
39 km

Visit the

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