Illschwang fortified church

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St. Vitus in Illschwang

The fortified church Illschwang is a largely preserved fortified church (cemetery fortification) and today's simultaneous parish church of St. Veit in Illschwang (house no. 30) in the district of Amberg-Sulzbach in Bavaria .

The medieval fortification was mentioned in 1109 and destroyed in the Thirty Years War . The nave was extended in the 18th century, the tower and the choir walls are Romanesque . The cemetery with fortification wall and gate tower has been preserved.


  • Sixtus Lampl: Upper Palatinate (=  monuments in Bavaria - ensembles, architectural monuments, archaeological site monuments . Volume III ). Oldenbourg, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-486-52394-5 .

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Commons : St. Vitus (Illschwang)  - Collection of images

Coordinates: 49 ° 26 '54.6 "  N , 11 ° 41' 4.7"  E