The Kreuzkirche was designed by architect Arthur Kickton and built between 1930 and 1933 for the evangelical community of Königsberg. Between the two towers a monumental cross from Kadyny maiolica is situated. The church was only lightly damaged in World War II and became a garage and a factory for fishing equipment thereafter. After a fire it was decided in 1988 to use the building as a church again, now for the Kaliningrad Orthodox community. Both towers were connected to the nave again in the restoration that followed. The original clock of the church now hangs on the Church of the Holy Family.



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Founded: 1930-1933
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Marco .Cosmi (9 months ago)
The imposing building, built in 1930 as a Lutheran church in the then German city of Königsberg and today a Russian-Orthodox church, after being damaged during the last war and having undergone modifications and reconstructions after the war, today presents two areas of liturgy and prayer, on the ground floor and upstairs, the first very intimate and intimate, the second more airy and celebratory. The person in charge of the church for at least 15 years, Father Sergio, who graduated first in History and then in Theology, together with collaborators of profound preparation, conceived and created the interior furnishings meticulously and with passion (and continues in the work ...) as a small mural encyclopedia, from which he himself, a very lovable person, often takes the cue to talk with young and old interested in the history of the Church and the history of Russia. A must visit.
Nikolay Shab (3 years ago)
Dmitry Kubrak (3 years ago)
To my opinion this is the most beautiful and symbolic place in the whole city. A dark-brick modernist church that was built just before the end of German presence in Königsberg is hiding between futuristic Soviet block buildings
Nata Insona (3 years ago)
строился католический собор, превращен в православный... такая судьба два яруса. внизу много старых икон а вот второй ярус- это нечто невероятное Иконостас , и по левую и правую сторону по кругу идут большие окна была утром, на Рождество , такое естественное освещение, ощущение света и полета
David Schwartz (3 years ago)
Worth seeing
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