"Friedrichswerdersche Kirche" Unter den Linden Tip by mgmarcus

Unter den Linden, Berlin: 82 reviews and 120 photos

  Friedrichswerdersche Kirche
by mgmarcus
 
 

Strictly speaking this church it is not on Unter den Linden but rather behind the Kronprinzenpalais which is. It is well worth a short detour to visit it. Completed in 1830 but destroyed in WW2 and re-built it now does not function as a church but rather as a museum. The contents are in honour of architect/city planner Karl Friedrich Schinkel responsible for the design of a number of the cities buildings / monuments / boulevards / squares, including Friedrichswerdersche Kirche itself and the Altes Museum. While the prime emphasis is 19th century sculptures, there are other items of interest a lot of which revolve around Schenkel. When I visited Friedrichswerdersche Kirche it was open six days a week, closed each Monday. The picture was taken feom the top of the Berliner Dom. You can also see part of the Schlossbrucke (Bridge) that leads over the river onto the start of Unter den Linden and the first building on Unter den Linden the Alte Kommandatur (Old Army Headquarters).

Address: Unter den Linden, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: S-Bahn: Unter den Linden, Bus 100
Website: http://www.smb.spk-berlin.de/fwk/e/g.html

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2005
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