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Church of the Redeemer, Bad Homburg
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Once, a few years ago, we had the opportunity to visit the Church of the cellar in the 4 towers. The actual nave knows one of the regular church service, but what about in addition is part of this church and the Kaiser Wilhelm II in fact was one of the sponsors for this, which was previously unknown to me. There was a program for the construction of several new churches throughout the German Empire at the time. Bathroom was Homburg but already vacation and resort of KW I, there were a number of special features in this church, including an own entry for the Emperor and an own balustrade, where he could sit outside of the views of the "ordinary" worshippers. Who so ever has the chance to visit the Church, should do so necessarily - recommended
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