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  ev. Hoffnungskirche Görlitz-Königshufen
by german_eagle

This is another of the many nice churches in Görlitz - very special is its history. In 1986 the administration of the GDR decided that for economical reasons (coal mining) the small village Deutsch-Ossig, a few km south of Görlitz, had to disappear from mother earth. The question was - what to do with that well-known Baroque Parish church? Surprisingly the communists agreed to deconstruct the old church stone by stone and rebuild it originally in Görlitz-Königshufen. In 1988 the deconstruction began and in 1994 the first mass was celebrated in the "new" church.

The church was originally built 1715-18. There are beautifully decorated patronage boxes inside, a huge, stunning altar with pulpit by local sculptor von Rodewitz, a nice Baroque baptist angel sculpture etc. Well worth a visit, open Fri/Sat. Take tram No. 2 or 3 to the stop "Am Friedhof". From there it is a 3 min. walk.

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  • Written Oct 3, 2005
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