Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Save the Saint-Lucas church in Munich, with events

From the top floor of my hotel, I took the first picture of the Saint-Lucas church in Munich. I had already seen the church from one of the offices I was working in. After talking to a local colleague, he informed me that this beautiful Lutheran church from the late 19th century was in a rather poor state and the city of Munich even considered closing the church and removing it. This would be a real pity. The church is located in the Steindorfstrasse on the banks of the Isar River. When entering the church, I was positively surprised of the condition the church was in, I expected the worst. The altar and the dome were just amazing. The church organises events to collect funds for the renovation works, in December you have two Christmas Gospel concerts (10-11/12), two classical concerts with music from Johann Sebastian Bach (17/12) and a Sylvester event (31/12). If you would like to visit the Saint Lucas Church you need to go early, it closes late afternoon.

Van op de bovenste verdieping van mijn hotel heb ik de eerste foto van de Sint Lukas kerk in München genomen. Ik had de kerk reeds gezien op van op een kantoor waar ik soms werk. Een lokale collega informeerde mij dat deze laat 19de eeuwse kerk in slechte staat was en dat de stad reeds had overwogen ze te sluiten en af te breken. Dat zou echt zonde zijn. De kerk is gelegen in de Steindorfstrasse aan de oever van de Isar rivier. Toen ik de kerk binnenging was ik positief verbaast over de staat van de kerk, ik had eerlijk gezegd het ergste verwacht. Het altaar en de koepel waren ongelooflijk. De kerk organiseert evenementen om fondsen te verzamelen voor renovatiewerken, in december zijn er twee gospel concerten (10-11/12), twee klassieke concerten met muziek van Johann Sebastian Bach (17/12) en een Nieuwjaarsconcert (31/12). Als je de kerk wilt bezoeken raad ik je aan vroeg te komen, ze sluit haar deuren namelijk in de late namiddag..

Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
Saint Lukas Kirche
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9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful church with beautiful interior. Amazing photos.

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  2. Superb Building. Equally superb photos. What were you doing in an office? We thought you were a billionaire!

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  3. very interesting blog entry, thanks forpresenting another Munich church to us....I am impressed how many there in the BAvarian capital!

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  4. I cannot believe they would have considered tearing it down!! It is a beautiful work of art! Do they still hold services there? Is there a large membership? If so, I would think they could all give some money every Sunday. It does not look bad at all to me, maybe some of the damage is to things unseen, like wiring, cracks in the foundation, and plumbing.

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  5. So beautiful.. i hope they will maintain the church rather than removing it.. these are heritage landmarks...

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  6. @ Ginny

    I don't know about the membership but there are many services.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. A beautiful church with lots of fantastic details.

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  8. Gorgeous images as usual, Filip! and great perspectives.

    And you guessed right... it's Bec in my photos!! (she is my daughter)

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