St. Lambertus Church

Düsseldorf, Germany

St. Lambertus Church was built in 1206 and enlarged 1288–1394. The church's spire owes its twisted shape to the use of unseasoned timber when it was rebuilt after a lighting strike in 1815. Inside the church the 15th-century tabernacle and splendid Renaissance memorial of Duke Wilhelm V are worth of seeing.


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Founded: 1206
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)


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lovely Church my favorite church in Dusseldorf!
Ellen Kruppa (18 months ago)
At the beginning of the 19th century the church had become too small to meet the needs of the parish, but expansion was postponed several times due to internal disagreements within the parish and other obstacles, while minor works such as the purchase of new altars and an organ were undertaken. Starting in 1886, three proposals for the new church were submitted, but these were rejected by the parish until the designs by the young Cologne architect Erasmus Schüller were accepted with minor changes on January 12, 1887. The old church was demolished in April 1888. and construction of the new one began on September 2 of the same year. Schüller died in 1890 at the age of 29, so that the last construction phases were supervised by the architect Theodor Roß [de]. The church was consecrated on July 9, 1891 by the Archbishop of Cologne. The church was badly damaged by artillery fire in February 1945 during World War II. Repair work began the following year and was completed in 1949. The bells had been sent to Hamburg at the beginning of the war and were returned to the church in 1947. The church was added to the list of monuments in Erkelenz on May 14, 1985 due to its architectural and symbolic value. Desecration and demolition Demolished on January 9, 2018 Replacement church in Immerath-Neu The village of Immerath was on the planned route for the expansion of the Garzweiler surface mine, a large brown coal mine operated by the RWE company. The entire village was therefore demolished in the 2010s, with the company building a new settlement called Immerath-Neu 11 km away to replace it. The cemetery was also relocated, corpses were exhumed and moved to the new location. Maintaining the cost of the church had become too burdensome given the significant decline in the number of believers to fewer than 60 people. The parishioners therefore accepted the company's offer to build a new, smaller church in the new town of Immerath-Neu. Most of the interior furnishings of the old church were bought by private individuals or other parishes or religious communities. The last mass in the church was celebrated on October 13, 2013 and then desecrated. The building was demolished on January 9, 2018 amid protests by Greenpeace activists.
Lhiri Hanna De Lucca Caetano (3 years ago)
Simple but beautiful church, entry for visiting is free.
Mark Gaston (3 years ago)
Love any church with Jesus. 13 century makes it amazing.
Benoit Schipper (Carps) (3 years ago)
Lovely place in the old part of Düsseldorf. Tranquility is the word when you go inside this beautiful church. Suggest to go when it is early before lunch as less people make it even more tranquil. Sound of the organ is great and it was playing when we entered.
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