The Christuskirche is a Protestant church located in Mainz. The Christuskirche was built between 1896 and 1903 designed by Eduard Kreyßig. It was consecrated on 2 July 1903. After demolition during the air raids of World War II the church was reconstructed between 1952 and 1954. The congregation forms part of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau.
In the predominantly Catholic Mainz of 1802, only some hundred Protestants could be traced at the end of the Ancien Régime. Napoleon Bonaparte was the first to grant them the right of freely practising their religion and he expanded their civil rights. Previously Protestants had the status of „tolerated“ human beings, a status they shared with the Jews. Around the year 1900 already 33% of the inhabitants of Mainz had the Protestant confession.
Due to increase of the Protestant community, they had to search for new space. The extension of the old city borders by the new expanded town Mainz-Neustadt during the last trimester of the 19th century opened the opportunity to demonstrate the self-confidence of the Protestant community by erecting a new church building. Along with the Kaiserstraße, a new twin lined three-lane boulevard, the church was erected by Eduard Kreyßig, the master builder of Mainz, in Renaissance Revival style. The church was intended to be a representative counterbalance to the Catholic Mainz Cathedral. The mighty dome excels other churches and buildings of the inner city of Mainz. Arrange your visit to Christuskirche and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mainz using our Mainz tour itinerary planner.
This truly beautiful - originally late 19th century - church was reconstructed after the WWII. The surrounding is amazing - the gardens and fountains create unique atmosphere. Hopefully some day we..... more
This truly beautiful - originally late 19th century - church was reconstructed after the WWII. The surrounding is amazing - the gardens and fountains create unique atmosphere. Hopefully some day we..... more »
Lovely walk leading up to the church. Very impressive edifice. Inside you can crane your neck to see the intricate details of the woodwork in the inner domes.
Lovely walk leading up to the church. Very impressive edifice. Inside you can crane your neck to see the intricate details of the woodwork in the inner domes. more »
Very pretty from the outside!! It is too bad that it was closed already, wish I could have seen its inside
Beautiful church, tucked into a corner. It's grabs the skyline on Mainz.
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