Church of the Redeemer - Jerusalem, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 31° 46.668 E 035° 13.828
36R E 711209 N 3517972
Quick Description: Bell Tower Church of the Redeemer 40 meters high.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/22/2021 3:45:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM14KK7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Long Description:
From the 40 m high bell tower of the Church of the Redeemer there is a sensational view of Jerusalem. In the north you will see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the east the Dome of the Rock and behind it on the horizon a high tower of another Lutheran landmark, the Church of the Assumption. However, in order to see it, you will have to climb a circular staircase with 178 steps.

Some information about the church (visit link)
"The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is the newest church in the Old City of Jerusalem, but its site has a history going back to Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, in the 9th century.

The plain-looking neo-Romanesque building — with a tall bell tower dominating the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre nearby — is the headquarters of the Lutheran Church in the Holy Land. It is the home to congregations that worship in Arabic, German, Danish and English.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer stands on the north-east corner of a complex of streets called the Muristan (a name derived from the Persian word for hospital). It was built on the site of the medieval church of St Mary of the Latins, which had been in ruins for centuries.

The opening of the church in 1898 was a result of a 19th-century awakening of interest in the Holy Land among European Protestants.

Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and his wife, Empress Augusta Victoria (daughter of Queen Victoria of England), attended the dedication in 1898, the emperor riding into the city on a white horse through a specially-made opening near the Jaffa Gate.

Though the walls of the church were originally richly decorated, renovations in 1970 left the interior bare, apart from abstract stained-glass windows and two images. In the apse above the altar is a mosaic medallion of the head of Christ the Redeemer. In the right apse is a brightly coloured icon in which God the Father (portrayed with the facial characteristics of Christ) sends a rainbow to Noah at the end of the flood. The German wording “Ich stele meinen Bogen in die Wolken” (I have set my bow in the clouds) is from Genesis 9:13."
Address of Tower:
Church of the Redeemer
Muristan St
Jerusalem, Israel


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 2

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Yes

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