Ev.-Lutheran Martin-Luther-church

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Bahnhofstra├če 2, Oberwiesenthal, Germany

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Parish church Oberwiesenthal Feb 14, 2017
The most remarkable building in town is the Ev.-Lutheran church. It was built 1863 - 66 in Neo-Gothic style, replacing the former Baroque church that was destroyed by the big fire in 1862. Only the two big chandeliers could be saved and found a place in the present church.

I thought it was a beautiful church, bright, nice proportions, still with original interior - colourful stained glass windows depicting scenes from the New Testament and Oberwiesenthal's history, the large organ from 1866 with more than 1500 pipes (pic 3), altar with painting (Maria Magdalena faces the resurrected Jesus) from 1867 (pic 2 - note the Christmas decoration - wooden figures, angels and miners) etc.

Highlight is probably the huge nativity scene on display December through February, a work of Christian Karl Friedrich Hertelt (1837-1921), local painter and woodcarver, from 1896. The details and the number of scenes are amazing (pic 4).

The church is open daily in the afternoons 14 - 15.30.
Inside the church
Choir of the church, with Christma…
Inside the church, view toward org…
"Weihnachtsberg", typical installa…
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