The German Church

The German Church

The German Church – In the old town of Gamla Stan, the German Church is located, often referred to as St. Gertrude's Church. Even though it belongs to Sweden, Germans were predominant in that region. The church is devoted to the protection of all travelers, and the abbess of Benedictine convent, Saint Gertrude. During the 12th century, the church became the center for religious music in Sweden. An architect from Berlin designed the church. It is a tourist sight worth visiting. It is unique for its huge bell that can be seen from a couple of places in the city, it is an enormous building made of bricks in the baroque style.

Church’s interior is characterized by the baroque style with huge windows through the light reaches. Vine cellars are under the marble floor, while in atrium there is a window that depicts Saint Gertrude holding a chalice in one hand, and the church model in the other. The altar is 10 meters high, and it was made by a baroque artisan, Markus Hebel. If you would like to visit the church, check the schedule of musical performances.

The entrance to the church is FREE.

Author of the article:

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
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