Straubing – Another City Of Churches

One day was not enough time to take in all that Straubing had to offer, though we did manage to make it to the Papal Basilica of St. James as well as churches of three orders, Jesuit, Carmelite and Ursuline, in Straubing. We did not get to the oldest church, the Romanesque Basilica of St. Peter, St. Vitus, any of the pilgrimage churches in the surrounding countryside, or the library at the Carmelite monastery (apparently the only monastic library in Bavaria to avoid dissolution in the Napoleonic period).

From the late Gothic church of St. James, including the 15th century high altar first installed in Nuremburg before it was purchased for Straubing).

From the Carmelite church:

And from the Ursuline convent, with high baroque elements done by the Asam brothers.

And, finally, the Jesuit church, now used as a Romanian Orthodox Church.

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