The Church of the Redeemer of Bad Homburg belongs to the Evangelical Church in Germany. Finished in 1908, the building is outwardly of a heavy, Romanesque Revival appearance, while its interior is held in a neo-Byzantine style, with rich marble wall decorations and gold mosaics covering the domed ceiling, leading to the church sometimes being called 'Bad Homburg's Hagia Sophia'.HistoryThe church was built to serve Bad Homburg's Evangelical Christians which around the start of the 20th century suffered from lack of a sufficient congregation space. Its construction was paid for and the design supervised by Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, who had by then made Bad Homburg a summer residence town, and later often came to worship in the church, sitting in his own imperial box with a private entrance. Empress Auguste-Viktoria also provided the jewel-studded altar cross which was originally intended for the Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem.In 1901, the Berlin architect Max Spitta was entrusted with the construction plans for the church. However, as Max Spitta passed away in December 1902, architect Franz Schwechten finished the design in late Romanesque style. The foundation was laid in 1903 and the new church was inaugurated in the presence of the imperial couple on 17 May 1908. The building was primarily constructed by the Philipp Holzmann Company from Frankfurt. The numerous artisan works inside the building were the work of local craft shops.Use our Bad Homburg trip builder to visit Church of the Redeemer on your trip to Bad Homburg, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Un bellissimo edificio religioso che si staglia nella città di Bad Homburg. Sfortunatamente non era possibile accedervi quando sono andato, visto solo da fuori. more »A beautiful religious building that stands in the town of Bad Homburg. Unfortunately it was not possible to access it when I went, seen only from outside.View original
Von außen ist es eine ganz gewöhnliche neoromanische Kirche, aber innen erwartet den Besucher eine üppige Gestaltung mit vielen Mosaiken. Der dunkle Marmor ist vielleicht etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, ab... more »From the outside, it is a common neo-Romanesque church, but inside a lush design with many mosaics awaits the visitor. The dark marble is maybe some getting used to, but overall a very impressive experience.View original
Eine wirklich schöne protestantische Kirche. Nach dem Betreten der Kirche, beginnt der Prozess der inneren Ruhe. Die Schönheit und die Größe der Kirche wirken sich sofort auf einen persönlich aus und ... more »A really nice Protestant Church. After entering the Church, begins the process of inner peace. The beauty and the size of the Church act immediately to one person and lead to inner peace and balance. We each spent some time alone here, and simply reflected. Really a recommendation and worth a visit.View original
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