Marienkirchen & Heilig Kreuz
Frankfurt Oder, Germany
Marienkirchen & Heilig Kreuz Frankfurt Oder Reviews
Always worth a snapshot Sep 26, 2009
Churches aren't just a religious place even though that's what they are meant to be in the first place. These buildings reveals lots of historical information and many churches are built in such an imposing way that they are also a true magnet for architecture lovers!
The town of Frankfurt (Oder) is lucky enough to have more than just one of these pearls! Two of the most significant churches are the Catholic church and the St. Marienkirche that offer regular services, are engaged in several projects and allow a deep insight to everybody, who's interested in architecture including pretty adornments, which don't have to be that overwhelming to touch people.
The most popular church is the Marienkirche because of its long history, which begun in the 13th century, and its wonderful leaded windows consisting of 117 neat pictures that represent the bible's milestones. These pieces of art disappeared after World War II and were just rediscovered in the St. Petersburg in 1997. It was rather good luck that Frankfurt got these windows back so that all of the windows are back in the church since November 2008.
If you stop by at the Catholic Church 'Heilig Kreuz' ('Holy Cross') you'll be able to look at the colourful windows, which highly reminds of a bright kaleidoscope.
All in all it can be said that you don't have to be religious to participate in the warmth and joy a church's able to share!
Part of the Autumn season 2009 travel blog
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