"Lutherkirche" Plauen Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E
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From the outside the church may not look too appealing at the moment. The exterior is still under restauration (September 2011) so it is hard to guess what's behind the scaffolding. Nevertheless, walk in and have a look inside. The interior is already finished and done.
The church is a rather early example of baroque church architecture in Lutheran Saxony It was begun in 1693 to substitute an older church which had served as funeral chapel since the middle ages. The new church took 25 years to be completed. For the inauguration in 1722 the community received a precious gift from the church of St Thomas in leipzig: the medieval altarpiece, which is still to be admired in the choir.
The ground plan is a cross but the galleries turn the nave into an oblong octogonal hall with attached choir. - I'll better not go into too many details that would be of interest to experts only...
Directions: Unterer Graben, opposite the new town hall and tourist information. Tram stop: "Neues Rathaus"
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