In 2019 and 2020, the Evangelical Lutheran Church District of Bayreuth and the Margrave Church Association, which is also based there, gave me the nice task of photographing 60 churches in Upper Franconia.
Many of these places of worship are located away from the main traffic routes and contain art historical and architectural treasures inside.
After the Reformation, a special baroque style developed in what was then the margraviate of Brandenburg-Bayreuth with bright, light-flooded rooms and a clear, theological message that emphasizes the trinity of God.
The so-called margrave style soon became the new form of expression of Protestantism. With the help of the EU funding program LEADER, the margrave churches and the theological-architectural contexts are being rediscovered and made accessible to the public for tourism.
The result of the photographic inventory is used in flyers, a travel guide and on the association's website: markgrafenkirchen.de