Friedrichswerder Church

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Friedrichswerder Church
Friedrichswerdersche Kirche (de)
Temple du Werder (fr)
Berlin friedrichswerdersche kirche.jpg
View from southwest to the façade towards Werderscher Markt
Basic information
Location Mitte, a locality of Berlin
Geographic coordinates 52°30′57″N 13°23′51″E / 52.515877°N 13.397527°E / 52.515877; 13.397527Coordinates: 52°30′57″N 13°23′51″E / 52.515877°N 13.397527°E / 52.515877; 13.397527
Affiliation Profaned since its reconstruction in 1987
1701-1820s a triple simultaneum of a Huguenot Calvinist, a German Reformed and a German Lutheran congregation, 1820s-1872 Calvinist and united Protestant double simultaneum, 1872-1944 united Protestant (Prussian Union)
District last: March of Brandenburg ecclesiastical province, Kirchenkreis Berlin Stadt I (deanery)
Province last: Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union
Architectural description
Architect(s) Jean de Bodt (1st bldg 1699-1701), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (new construction 1824–31), Abri (reconstruction 1982–7), Abri & Rabe (renovation 1996-2001)
Completed 16 May 1701 (inauguration in French), 12 July 1701 (inauguration in German), reconstruction 1987
Materials brick

Friedrichswerder Church (German: Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, French: Temple du Werder) was the first Neo-Gothic church built in Berlin, Germany. It was designed by an architect better known for his Neoclassical architecture, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and was built under his direction, 1824-1831.

The building is maintained by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and is part of Berlin State Museums' ensemble.[1] In late 2012, the building was closed indefinitely, owing to structural damage suffered from nearby building activity.[2] Previously it held Berlin National Gallery's collection of nineteenth-century German sculpture, showing works of Johann Gottfried Schadow, Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Christian Daniel Rauch, among others. On the upper floor was an exhibition of the work and life of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. These artworks have been removed and are not on display since.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Friedrichswerdersche Kirche". Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
  2. ^ Stimmann, Hans (3 April 2016). "Einstürzende Altbauten". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 8 July 2016.


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