By the mid-1950s, the suburb of Brandenbaum had grown extensively. Yet the nearest church was too small and too far away, so ... More
By the mid-1950s, the suburb of Brandenbaum had grown extensively. Yet the nearest church was too small and too far away, so a new parish was created, though it had no church of its own in the beginning. Services had to be celebrated in Meesen barracks. It was not before 1956 that the foundation stone to St. Philippus could be set, and the unusual design by architect Gerhardt Langmaak was heavily disputed right from the start. But this effect was desired, since the church was meant to differ from the rectangular structures of the surrounding apartment buildings. When the building was finished in 1957, people got used to the "slanting" view, and today St. Philippus is regarded as landmark of the suburb, often called the "hallelujah ski slope". Lutheran service is celebrated each Sunday at 10a.
The smallest of Cologne's twelve Romanesque churches is St Maria Lyskirchen, built from 1210 to 1220. According to experts, it
is also the least significant. The church was preserved largely intact during the Second World War: only the roof ...
The only big Baroque church in Cologne was built by Christoph Wamser from Aschaffenburg for the Jesuits and first completed
in 1715. The inside of the church was decorated in Gothic style as appropriate to the Counterreformation. After the ...
The Heiligen Geist Hospital at Koberg certainly belongs among the major Old Town sights. Lübeck´s wealthy merchants designed the building
to be a home for the poor and sick in 1280, and it still has an old people´s home ...