St. Michael's Church was originally built in 1665-1668. Over the years, the church has been rebuilt several times and today the building is characterized by neoclassicism. In the beginning, the church was called “German Church” because it served the many German-speaking immigrants and not least the garrison who mainly spoke German.
St. Michaelis Church has been Garrison Church from the beginning – and it still is. One of the ministers from the church is chaplain to the garrison and thus minister for the soldiers on duty in Fredericia. Therefore, the church also had a vital part to play in connection with the sortie from Fredericia on July 6th 1849. St. Michaelis Church is included in a special arrangement that requires the church to serve the garrison and appoint a chaplain to the garrison. Furthermore, the church has a lodge for commandants intended for the chief of regiment. Count, countess, and the royals are also seated in the lodge when attending service. Today, St. Michaelis church can be described as the only Garrison Church in Denmark outside of Copenhagen.References:
Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest, around Matthias Church. It was designed and built between 1895 and 1902 on the plans of Frigyes Schulek. Construction of the bastion destabilised the foundations of the neighbouring 13th century Dominican Church which had to be pulled down. Between 1947–48, the son of Frigyes Schulek, János Schulek, conducted the other restoration project after its near destruction during World War II.
From the towers and the terrace a panoramic view exists of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and the Gellért Hill.
Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 896.
The Bastion takes its name from the guild of fishermen that was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages. It is a viewing terrace, with many stairs and walking paths.
A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.