Arnau Church

Rodniki, Russia

The Arnau Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria is a Brick Gothic church built in the 14th century. It contains more than 200 medieval frescoes. The Soviets used the church for grain storage. It was not until 2003 that a restoration campaign was launched. The building belongs to the Kaliningrad History Museum and is used for exhibitions and orthodox liturgy.



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A229, Rodniki, Russia
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Оксана Я (7 months ago)
They are not allowed into the territory in shorts below the knee, and women should be preferable in a dress (a skirt is also bad - this is an indication of the mother) These nuances are not spelled out in the rules. It's a pity.
Sasha Rempel (3 years ago)
Amazingly beautiful, cozy place .. ... Permeated with some special warmth and kindness. It can be seen with what love they treat each bush here .... words cannot convey. I highly recommend visiting!
позитив негативный (4 years ago)
Kirkha Arnau (Rodniki village). The Church of St. Catharine in Arnau was founded around 1320. The tower, the nave and the choir are made of brick. The brickwork of all parts of the church is Gothic. The nave has three spans. Chair in 1684 by Christian Clodsey. A helmet, gloves, spurs, a sword, and other knightly accessories hung in the choir over the triumphal arch. Von Oppen's coat of arms was decorated with knightly equipment. As a result of hostilities in 1945, the church was damaged: the upper part of the tower and the southeastern part of the choir were destroyed. Since 1960, the building has been used as a granary. The interior decoration of the interiors has been completely lost, hipped roof vaults and fragments of frescoes have been preserved. In 2008, the church was transferred to the Kaliningrad Museum of History and Art. On May 11, 2010, the building of the church was transferred to the use of the Kaliningrad diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Екатерина Семикина (4 years ago)
A very beautiful, quiet, blessed place. Now the Church of St. Catherine. You can go down to the river. Everything is very well maintained. The Temple itself is admitted on any day. But be sure to have a mask. Completely renovated.
Елена Прокурова (4 years ago)
In the village of Rodniki, there is the Arnau church, which was erected in the 14th century during the reign of the Teutonic Order, although now it belongs to the RPH ...
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