Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ludwigskirche

[ Ludwig's Church ]


Just a short walk away from the castle and park we came upon another very famous church of the city. This was Ludwig's Church, Ludwigskirche, which is a Protestant church of the baroque style, and was completed in the late 1700's. It was completely destroyed during WW2 and was authentically restored.


It is considered one of the most beautiful, and "aesthetically perfect" Protestant baroque churches in Germany. The inside was actually similar to the Basilica I saw early in the day, with a few differences [ maybe that can reflect the religions as well ]. The interior was very white and simple, and was [... a little] less ornate since the Protestants believed in a focus on the word rather than the visual art at the church.


With the Ludwigsplatz square surrounding the church, and the Saar river down the road, it makes for a very scenic experience. Maybe during these two months, even though I am not Protestant, I may venture back to the church and see how masses take place there. It could be interesting.

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