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Obere Pfarre, Bamberg: Bride Portal (1)
In the old Catholic wedding ceremony, the priest applied the wedding rings, blessed the couple and then moved in the church with them for celebrating the mass. In Bamberg's Obere Pfarre the place for the ring ceremony happened at the Bride Portal, that is lined with statues of women on each side. These are the Wise Virgins.
(A detail of this could be seen some time ago.)