St Luke's Church - München, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 48° 08.104 E 011° 35.260
32U E 692516 N 5334551
Quick Description: St Luke's is a Lutheran church located on the banks of the Isar, between the Steinsdorfstraße and Mariannenplatz.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 1/3/2018 1:55:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMXETF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
St Luke's Church (German: St. Lukas or Lukaskirche) is the largest Protestant church in Munich, southern Germany. It was built in 1893-96, designed by Albert Schmidt. It is the only almost perfectly preserved Lutheran parish church of the historical Munich.

St Luke's is located on the banks of the Isar, between the Steinsdorfstraße and Mariannenplatz. Although the ground belongs to Mariannenplatz (Mariannenplatz 3), the main entrance is found at the Steinsdorfstraße. The two east towers and the almost 64 meter high dome shape the buildings on the western Isarkai. Although St Luke's is nicknamed Dom der Münchner Protestanten (Cathedral of the Munich Protestants), the church is not a seat of a bishop.

The architect Albert Schmidt has used pre-Reformation styles in order to please the Roman Catholic city rulers: The exterior architecture is built in Romanesque forms, while the interior is reminiscent of the early Rhenish Gothic based on the geometric shape of a Greek cross. In the east there is a three-sided apse, the western facade is seven-sided and has square towers.

St Luke's had some artistically outstanding stained glass windows from 1896-99, which had been created by the München Mayer'sche Hofkunstanstalt (Mayer's court art workshop Munich) after drafts of the Englishman Charles Dixon, one of the best renowned glass painter of his time.

Those windows were destroyed irretrievably during the great air raid of 6/7 September 1943. The lost windows of the chancel were replaced by new ones by Hermann Kaspar in 1946. The altar painting is a work of the artist Gustav Adolf Goldberg, which is dedicated to the Entombment of Christ.

When we visited St Luke's Church in September 2017, a gigantic balloon was installed in the church for an eleven-day artistic performance by Taiwanese artists Wang Te-Yu and Lin Wei-Lung.

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Active Church: Yes

School on property: No

Date Built: 1/1/1896

Service Times: Sundays: 11:00

Website: [Web Link]

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