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Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche, Berlin

Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche - Berlin, Germany
Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche
Klosterstraße 74, Berlin, Germany 10179Map
+49 30 636 1213
Neighborhood: Mitte

While plans are afoot to reconstruct the ruin of Schinkel's classic Elisabethkirche on Invalidenstraße, the Franciscan Monastery Church near Alexanderplatz will not be rebuilt. It shall instead remain in its present state as a memorial to the senselessness of war. Originally constructed in 1260, the church used to be Berlin's most impressive Gothic building before being bombed to pieces during the Second World War. The stunning red brick arches and columns have no roof, no knave, no tower, no spire. They stand alone on a deserted plot of land which is currently used for open-air art exhibitions and theatrical performances.

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Ruine der Franziskaner-Klosterkirche General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Klosterstraße: U2, Bus 257
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