Other churches, Göteborg
The Christinae Church (Christinae kyrka) is Goteborg's German church.
It was inaugurated in 1648 and named after queen Kristina. After a fire the church was rebuilt in 1748. The 42 bells were introduced to the bell tower in 1961.
The Christinae Church is situated near the harbour canal, just behind the old city hall. The nearest tram stop is "Brunnsparken".
Örgryte also has a New Church, hence the name. This picture shows the church surrounded by motorways on one side but it also shows how the church lies along a once very important strategic ridge. People have always gathered here and the first Romanesque church was built in the 13th century on the spot, to be altered later so that what you see today is heavily influenced by 19th century rebuildings. It is one of the most well liked churches in the city and popular for weddings.
The church is known by its geographical belonging as many Germans traded in the city throughout its history. Its proper name is otherwise Christinae Church. It is from 1748 and has a pretty setting, squeezed in between the East India quarter and the Gustav Adolf Square but along the canal. It is known for its "glockenspiel" four times a day. If you read German, there is plenty more info on the website below.
The Christinae Church more commonly known as the German Church has had something of an eventful past. Burned down a couple of times and blown up for good measure a lesser congregation may have converted to Buddhism or something. Not however the good folk of Goteborg. The church continues to function and has a number of notable artefacts including an impressively large collection chest suggesting it once had a congregation with very deep pockets.
Vasakyrkan is a church in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is located in the area of Vasastaden, between Hvitfeldtska and Vasaparken. It is was founded in 1909 and is made of granite that was brought from Bohuslän. It underwent major renovations during 1999 and 2000.
It is really big and impressive and if you like stone churches, this is a must!
S:ta Brigittas Chapel was initiated 1 june 1857 by the dean Peter Wieselgren. The church was built by Mr David Carnegie, owner of the nearby factory in the area called Klippan. The church was built for his employees. The architect Adolf Edelsvärd designed the church from a painting of the church in Mr Carnegies hometown in Scotland, Balquidder. The name Birgitta aim at a Scottish saint Bridget (452-525).
The most interesting parts inside is the four paintings on the walls by the artist Gotthard Adolf Werner. The motives are the four evangelists. By the baptismal font you can see a thing made by the artist Saga Walli describing a meeting between Jesus and Peter where Jesus asking him the question “Do you love me”. Originally it was put up as a altar painting 1937.
It is one of the most popular churches to get married in in the whole of Sweden and well worth a visit.
The church was initiated the 3rd December 1826 by the bishop Carl Fredrik af Wingård. The architect was Fredrik Blom. It has been renovated three times, in 1860, when the altar moved to the place it is now. 1900, when the outside of the church got its looks at it is today and in 1988.
It has some very interesting interiors, silver for the holy communion (1828) and a robe to be used in the service given by the Swedish king Carl XIV Johan, the one who gave his permission for the church to be called up after him.
You can also find a model of the ship The Eagle (built in 1877) given to the church in 1950. The organ is originally from 1863 but has been renovated several times.