Sad sight: Nuremberg’s Meistersinger church has burnt down

The St Martha church in the old town of Nuremberg where Meisteringer contests were held from 1620 to 1778 has been consumed again by fire.

It was previously bombed out in 1945 and then painstakingly reconstructed.

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  • The article to which you refer says only that the roof of the nave has been destroyed (serious enough), and that engineers have still to inspect the building to determine whether there is serious damage to the rest of the structure.

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