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SAINT ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
Located a short distance from St. Jakob's Church, is another - a very grand, imposing church, with column's and a huge 50 metre copper dome. This is St. Elizabeth, a neo-classical styled Church which was badly damaged during World War II and had to be rebuilt. The interior was only finished in 1902.
Originally, St. Elizabeth's Church was a small Chapel and was part of the German Knights' Order. This Gothic chapel was demolished in 1785 and replaced by this impressive neo-classical building.
Inside is as grand as the outside. Immediately I was drawn to the inside of the copper Dome where twelve quite large sculptures of the Apostle's stand. The Dome is pink and so are the tall marble pillars scattered through-out the Church. There are more sculptures in the church.
The Church is open early morning till late, and is worth going inside just to see the 12 Apostle statues in the dome. Fantastic!
Monday to Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
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St. Elisabeth Church
St. Elizabeth's Church was part of the former branch settlement of the German Knights' Order. The humble Gothic chapel was demolished in 1785 and replaced by this mighty neo-classical building.
St. Elizabeth's Church was badly damaged during World War II and reconstructed between 1947 and 1950, restored on the outside in 1975/76.
The interior shell of the 50 metre dome was furnished with a new cassette vault. The interior furnishings were only installed in 1902. The interior is dominated by twelve monumental apostle statues.)
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In a city where the medieval core is well-preserved, neo-romanic buildings are not really well presented. Especially among the church, such a building is a rare sight. So, St. Elizabeth’s church is a kind of exception. First intended as a chapel for the Teutonic Order Hospice, later it became a full parochial church. The church was completed in 1806 with a large dome.
St Elizabeth Kirche
The St Elizabeth's Church is one of a cluster of great icons around the Weisser Turm underground exit. It was originally built as a private chapel of the Teutonic Order Hospice, like its counterpart St Jakobskirche across the square. It was completed in 1806 with neoclassical dome sitting on an outsized drum over a classical portillo entrance. Despite its slightly off proportions it is still a very impressive building.
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