St. Nicolas' - the towns oldest church
The St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolauskirche) in Eiermarkt is Bad Kreuznach’s oldest surviving place of worship and is still used as a church by the Catholic community today.
Built in 1266, St. Nicholas’ was originally attached to a Carmelite monastery until the Reformation in the mid-16th century. Of particular interest is the interior, with ornate carved pews, tombstones with effigies of counts and knights, wooden sculptures from the 15th century and the unique, 140 cm-high Cross reliquary dating from 1501.
The Carmelite grammar school was the only school in the town in the Middle Ages. Magister Georg Sabellicus Faust - the historical figure on which Goethe’s Faust was based - is supposed to have taught there in 1507.
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