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Lutheran Church of St. Peter, St. Petersburg
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The Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Lutheran church located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is one of the oldest and largest Protestant churches in Russia.GeneralThe Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Lutheran church located on Nevsky Prospect, the main street of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is also known as Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (in Лютеранская церковь Святого Петра or in St. Petri-Kirche}.It is one of the oldest and largest Protestant churches in Russia. It was and still is called the German church as its members were mostly German-speaking.HistoryIn 1705, Peter the Great decreed that the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches could be established in Saint Petersburg.In 1708, a Lutheran church was established in Saint Petersburg, later followed by other Lutheran churches. For example, the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler was buried in the Lutheran cemetery in Saint Petersburg.The present building of St. Peter's Lutheran Church was designed by Alexander Brulllov and built in 1833-1837. By 1917, the church had about 15,000 membership and also managed a school (Petrischule), a hospital and an orphanage.During the Soviet rule, religion was persecuted. This church was requisitioned by the local government and was used as an indoor swimming pool.Plan your Lutheran Church of St. Peter visit and explore what else you can see and do in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg tourist route planner.
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Забрели как-то сюда с другом во время прогулки по Невскому. Необыкновенно красиво! Стоишь и проникаешься атмосферой, совсем непривычной. Обязательно зайдите, если будете рядом. Ещё здесь проходят орга... read more »Somehow wandered in here with a friend during a stroll on Nevsky. Incredibly beautiful! Stand and you are inspired atmosphere, quite unusual. Be sure to check back if you close. Has organ concerts take place here. Itself was not, but I plan to in the near future.show original
В общем, в этой церкви крестили моих бабушек и дедушек, прабабушек и прадедушек..... Нас с сестрами не крестили здесь, т.к. долгое время здесь был бассейн. Но мы ходили в него поплавать. Так что тоже,... read more »In General, the Church baptized my grandparents, great-grandparents ... Us sisters not baptized here, because for a long time there was a swimming pool. But we went for a swim in it. So too, we can say it passed some rite of baptism. But it's great that this church, it again for us as a greeting from the past from our ancestors. Amen.show original
Kościół zamieniony przez bolszewików na basen miejski. Dzisiaj jest tam tylko niewielka kapliczka. Byc może do nawy też da się wejść, ale niestety chyba było już zamknięte gdy byłem.The church replaced by the Bolsheviks on the swimming pool. Today there is only a small chapel. Maybe the nave also go, but unfortunately, unless it was already closed when I was.show original
Great for the Orkestral music
Alain RagotAlmost in front of our Lady of Kazan, this small Church deserves a few minutes visit. It is well hidden at the end of a cul-de-sac, behind a gate...show original
Kirill SerikovBeautiful place with its sad history. Managed to visit on one of the "night of museums", listen to the body and see the converted since the devastation basement! Recommend for visitors and guests is able to touch the multi-faceted culture of the city!show original
Bo MeWhen the in side was the pool. Interesting building. Behind it is the oldest school in the city of stone.show original
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