Friedrichswerder Church (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche), Berlin

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The first Neo-Gothic church ever built in Berlin, Friedrichswerder Church (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche) holds a large collection of sculptures created by German artists in the 19th century. Designed by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the commanding church serves as a gallery showing works of Daniel Rauch and Gottfried Schadow. The upper floor houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to the life and career of Schinkel, who not only designed buildings, but also furniture and stage sets. Bombed during World War II and subsequently repaired, the building remains an outstanding example of Schinkel's architectural achievement. Organ concerts are sometimes held in the evenings. Note that reconstruction in recent years has sometimes limited access to the site. To visit Friedrichswerder Church (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche) on your trip to Berlin, use our Berlin tourist route planner.
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  • July 24, 2017
    neo-Gothic church converted into a Museum and exhibitions at two steps from the Unten den Linden. Outside is striking for its form and the dome, the exterior brick, two feature all portals like the two towers campanile, the Interior with a nave and side chapels, installations according to the period.
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  • January 14, 2017
    This was my favorite spot in Berlin with its beautiful statues in the most solemn setting. Sadly, the fools working on a parking garage for ill conceived luxury apartments nearby damaged the foundatio...  more »
  • March 26, 2016
    Big church perfectly restored, beautiful façade and better inside with impressive sculptures and columns. You should visit
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  • Locked. A tragic example of how robbed the city of Berlin of its tourist highlights.
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  • Acute collapse due to construction work next to the Church. The Western buildings obscure the West façade of the Church already completely. Similar is planned on the East side. A sad example of rücksichtlslose urban planning.
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