Maria Regina Martyrum is a Roman Catholic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Berlin in Berlin, borough Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, in the locality of Charlottenburg-Nord. The church was built on behalf of the German Catholics to honour the Martyrs of Freedom of Belief and Conscience from the years 1933–1945. It is located 20 min of walk from the place of execution of Nazi resistants and opponents within the Plötzensee Prison, now the memorial Gedenkstätte Plötzensee.The churchThe episcopal ordinariate of the then Roman Catholic Diocese of Berlin commissioned Friedrich Ebert, Hermann Jünemann and Hans Schädel to build the church. In 1960 Cardinal Julius Döpfner laid the cornerstone, and in 1963 he – together with Alfred Bengsch, then Catholic bishop of Berlin, and Louis-Marie-Fernand de Bazelaire, then Archbishop of Chambéry in France – consecrated the church. The church also serves as a parochial church for the Catholic St. Joseph parish (Berlin-Spandau).The campanile of the church is a landmark at the entrance to the ceremonial courtyard, paved with cobblestone and surrounded by walls covered with slabs of black and grey basalt. The sober interior of the upper church, covered by an even ceiling, impresses with its indirect illumination. The building is regarded an outstanding example of combining church architecture and sculpture. Plan to see Maria Regina Martyrum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Berlin trip itinerary builder app .
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An invitation to meditation. The church instills peace and understanding to the visitor. The architecture of the whole compound is of perennial genius more »
Очень необычная церковь в очень необычном современном кармелитском монастыре к северу от дворца Шарлоттенбург. Интересная современная архитектура, особенно впечатлила, конечно, колокольня. more »A very unusual Church in a very unusual contemporary Carmelite monastery North of Charlottenburg Palace. An interesting modern architecture, especially impressed, of course, the Bell Tower.
A stunning place! So unique. I stumbled across this place walking to Edeka from the airport on a layover and I was very impressed. It's not a traditional church by any means, very special art and structure. The clergyman was very nice and welcoming.
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