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Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken, Saarbrucken

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Ludwigskirche in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, is a Lutheran baroque-style church. It is the symbol of the city and is considered to be one of the most important Protestant churches in Germany, along with the Dresden Frauenkirche and the St. Michael's Church, Hamburg.HistoryLudwigskirche and the surrounding Ludwigsplatz were designed as a "complete work of art", in the sense of a baroque place royale, by Friedrich Joachim Stengel on the commission of Prince William Henry. Construction was begun in 1762. After the death of William Henry in 1768, work on it was stopped due to lack of funds. The church was finally completed in 1775 by his son, Louis, and it was also named after him. The consecration of the church took place on August 25, 1775, with a church service and a cantata composed especially for the occasion.In 1885-1887 and in 1906-1911, the church underwent restoration. During the Second World War, Ludwigskirche was almost completely destroyed. After a bombing on October 5, 1944, only the surrounding walls remained. Rebuilding began in 1949, however it has still not been completed. The main reason for this long delay was the fierce dispute, which lasted from the 1950s into the 1970s, about whether the baroque interior, which had been completely lost, should also be reconstructed according to the original plans. At first, it had been agreed to restore the exterior, with a modern interior, but this plan was finally abandoned. After the reconstruction of the "Fürstenstuhl" in 2009, the interior is more or less complete, but some of the balustrade figures on the outside are still lacking as well as the exterior finish .
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  • This is a very beautiful church, especially at night. I could just stare at it! And the bells played a Christmas chime. 
    This is a very beautiful church, especially at night. I could just stare at it! And the bells played a Christmas chime.  more »
  • This church come as a bit surprise...a Level of architecture you just wouldn't expect in a town like saarbruecken...it's really world class and one of the most beautiful protestant church buildings.....  more
    This church come as a bit surprise...a Level of architecture you just wouldn't expect in a town like saarbruecken...it's really world class and one of the most beautiful protestant church buildings.....  more »
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  • This beautiful Lutheran baroque-style church is located in Old Saarbrücken, Saarland. It is considered to be one of the most important Protestant churches in Germany. The church is very different from the others with it’s beautiful architecture. The details are a to be observed from close too. What I found interesting about the church is that, from a distance, the church looks architecturally well composed and as I approached closer, the details are very striking. The buildings around the church are also very different from the church itself. A must visit place in Saarbrücken.
  • A wonderful church surrounded by white buildings. We can park around the church, it is not free. Inside the church was so beautiful.

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