Neue Kirche, Berlin

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German Church
Deutscher Dom (de)

The German Church on Gendarmenmarkt, seen from north.

Basic information
Location Berlin
Geographic coordinates 52°30′46″N 13°23′33″E / 52.512756°N 13.392506°E / 52.512756; 13.392506Coordinates: 52°30′46″N 13°23′33″E / 52.512756°N 13.392506°E / 52.512756; 13.392506
Affiliation Profaned since its reconstruction
originally a Reformed (i.e. Calvinist) and Lutheran simultaneum, 1830s?-1943 united Protestant (Prussian Union)
Province last: Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union
District March of Brandenburg ecclesiastical province, Kirchenkreis Berlin Stadt I (deanery)
Architectural description
Architect(s) Martin Grünberg (design), Giovanni Simonetti (church construction 1701–8); Carl von Gontard (design); Georg Christian Unger (tower construction 1780–85); Johann Wilhelm Schwedler (design); Hermann von der Hude, Julius Hennicke (new prayer hall 1881–82); Otto Lessing (exterior sculptures 1885); Manfred Prasser, Roland Steiger and Uwe Karl (outside reconstruction 1977–81)
Completed 9 April 1708, 1882 (new prayer hall), reconstruction 1988
Specifications

The Deutscher Dom (English: German Church) is in Berlin. It is on the Gendarmenmarkt across from the French Church. The Lutheran and Calvinist congregants used German as their native language. This is different than the French-speaking Calvinist congregation who owned the French Church on the opposite side of Gendarmenmarkt. The congregants' native language combined with the domed tower gave the church its colloquial naming.

Famous parishioners[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  • Ingrid Bartmann-Kompa, Horst Büttner, Horst Drescher, Joachim Fait, Marina Flügge, Gerda Herrmann, Ilse Schröder, Helmut Spielmann, Christa Stepansky, and Heinrich Trost, Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmale in der DDR: Hauptstadt Berlin: 2 parts, Institut für Denkmalpflege (ed.) (11983), Berlin: Henschelverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft, 21984, part I, p. 217. No ISBN.
  • Günther Kühne and Elisabeth Stephani, Evangelische Kirchen in Berlin (11978), Berlin: CZV-Verlag, 21986, pp. 374seq. ISBN 3-7674-0158-4.

Other websites[change | change source]

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