Görlitz Cathedral

Görlitz, Germany

The cathedral of St. Jakobus (St. James) in Görlitz was built between 1898-1900 in neo-Gothic style as a parish church. It became a cathedral in 1994, due to the reorganisation of East German dioceses.

The neo-Gothic hall church in brick construction with the 68-foot tower stands on a hill and is therefore visible from afar. During the last days of World War II, the church was badly damaged by artillery fire. It was restored, with a simplified structure of the spire without spire lights. Only fragments of the original wall paintings and ornamental glazed tiles survived.



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Founded: 1898-1900
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Chris Schicketanz (2 years ago)
Beeindruckender Bischofssitz der Diözese Görlitz
Andrea Lelková (3 years ago)
Krásné místo nejen pro věřící.
Rafał (3 years ago)
Wspaniała neogotycka katedra św. Jakuba, z pięknie brzmiącymi 4 dzwonami, organami oraz wspaniałym wnętrzem z trzema gotyckimi figurami - Matki Bożej, naturalnej wielkości figury św. Jadwigi Śląskiej oraz św. Jakuba Starszego Apostoła. Ostatnio katedra przechodziła gruntowny remont eleacji i wieży - przywrócono jej kształt sprzed II WŚ. Wspaniały oltarz główny jak i konfesjonały oraz witraże w prezbiterium. Na uwagę zasługuje też malowidło nad wejściem głownym - Narodziny Chrystusa i pokłon Trzech Mędrców.
Ryszard P (3 years ago)
Katedra swoją wielkością i usytuowaniem robi wrażenie na turystach, którzy bardzo licznie w grupach zorganizowanych i indywidualnie odwiedzają to miejsce . Bogaty i ciekawy wystrój . Stojąc na wysokiej skarpie jest dobrze widoczna z drugiej strony rzeki.
Krzysztof T. K (4 years ago)
Very beautiful church. Recently renovated.
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