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Universitatskirche, Leipzig

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  • The University Church of St. Pauli dates from 1240, the building was demolished in 1968 and reconstructed in modern forms that resemble those of a church, was opened in 2017.
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  • The predecessor Church did not fit on the former Karl-Marx-Platz. So St. Pauli was blown up a late Gothic Hall church from the year 1240. She had survived the war, but lost to the SED. One can debate, but something has the view from Augustus square on the front of the glass. In contrast to the Priory Church of St. Trinitatis, we like the University Church.
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  • It's a strange story than that of this church. Built in the 13th century, she has not survived to the communism of the defunct GDR. In 1968, it was demolished and replaced by a 'new' building flanked a statue of Karl Marx, who also gave his name to the square bounded by the Opera and the Gewandhaus. This building that is part of the University was demolished in turn and replaced by a new University complex incorporating a new church built in place of the old and inaugurated in December 2017. The façade reminds a little of the previous Church, but inside it is resolutely modern. In the chorus, we find the altar and a series of epitaphs that have been saved from the destruction of the old church. In the nave, a series of columns in glass, some of which stops in the Middle, hanging from the ceiling. Yet mention the organ which harmoniously closes the nave. Between the choir which is primarily place of prayer, and the nave, a huge window in two parts, ranging from floor to ceiling, separates the two spaces, but can be retracted by a mechanism electric, impressive!
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