Church of St. Stephan
Kleine Weißgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Germany
| +49 6131 231640
Peace and Chagall Windows in St. Stephan's Church, MainzSt. Stephan’s Church was built in 990 and then completely destroyed during WWII. It was restored and now is host to nine stained glass windows created by famous Russian-French artist Marc Chagall between 1978 and 1985. The windows depict scenes from the Old Testament, including common traditions in the Christian and Jewish faiths. Chagall himself was Jewish and fled France during the Nazis invasion. He intended these windows to be a symbol of reconciliation between Germany and the Jewish people. They're a breathtaking sight and attract over 200,000 visitors to this small church every year.
November to February: Monday - Saturday 10am-4:30pm; Sunday 12-4:30pm
March-October: Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm
For more on Mainz, check out my blog post here: http://leaping14.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/herzlich-willkommen-a-tour-of-mainz/