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Ludwigskirche, Saarbrucken

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Ludwigskirche in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, is a Lutheran baroque-style church. It is the symbol of the city and is considered to be one of the most important Protestant churches in Germany, along with the Dresden Frauenkirche and the St. Michael's Church, Hamburg.HistoryLudwigskirche and the surrounding Ludwigsplatz were designed as a "complete work of art", in the sense of a baroque place royale, by Friedrich Joachim Stengel on the commission of Prince William Henry. Construction was begun in 1762. After the death of William Henry in 1768, work on it was stopped due to lack of funds. The church was finally completed in 1775 by his son, Louis, and it was also named after him. The consecration of the church took place on August 25, 1775, with a church service and a cantata composed especially for the occasion.In 1885-1887 and in 1906-1911, the church underwent restoration. During the Second World War, Ludwigskirche was almost completely destroyed. After a bombing on October 5, 1944, only the surrounding walls remained. Rebuilding began in 1949, however it has still not been completed. The main reason for this long delay was the fierce dispute, which lasted from the 1950s into the 1970s, about whether the baroque interior, which had been completely lost, should also be reconstructed according to the original plans. At first, it had been agreed to restore the exterior, with a modern interior, but this plan was finally abandoned. After the reconstruction of the "Fürstenstuhl" in 2009, the interior is more or less complete, but some of the balustrade figures on the outside are still lacking.
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  • The Church is very pretty, all we could see from the outside as your interior was being restored when we went. Stay in the Old Town and next to the Church has several beautiful buildings.
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  • The Ludwigskirche is one of the most beautiful sights in Saarland and can you recommend any visitor. The central location allows the old town from here quickly to reach.
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  • The Ludwigskirche in Saarbrücken can be counted good cheer as a landmark. Kept inside white, outside simple form language. Visit!
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  • Very beautiful and serene.
  • Very nice church is square where is place!
  • A beautiful church just great, how painted. A must, not just for tourists. This church has a. This place is necessarily to reserve for tourists.
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  • Very beautiful church
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  • one of the Saarbrücken attractions you must see
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