Church of the Redeemer

Jerusalem, Israel

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is the second Protestant church in Jerusalem. Built on land given to King William I of Prussia (after 1870 Kaiser Wilhelm I) in 1869 by Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, the church was constructed from 1892 to 1898. The church currently houses Lutheran congregations that worship in Arabic, German, Danish, and English.

The archaeological park Durch die Zeiten ('Through the centuries') below the nave of the Church of the Redeemer, opened in 2012, offers the possibility to experience more than 2000 years of history of the city of Jerusalem by walking through it. The adjoining cloister of the vicarage maintains a museum for more information and exhibits on the city's history.



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Founded: 1892-1898
Category: Religious sites in Israel

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Mark HK (10 months ago)
Quiet oasis in the heart of the city of Jerusalem. If you want a spot for quiet, undisturbed reflection, and the option of a coffee shop, step inside the Evangelical Lutheran Church across the street from the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Liviu Gal (3 years ago)
Worthwhile climbing the 40 metre tower. The climb through the spiral stairway is a great experience, to say nothing of the breathtaking panoramic 360 views from the top. Too bad there's quite a bit of graffiti on the inner wall of the tower.
Ronald .schaar (5 years ago)
Looking forward to visiting this majestic Lutheran Church. In my next visit. To Jerusalem.
Asif N (6 years ago)
Fantastic church. This was unexpected, you are able to climb the bell tower and from the top you have great all round views of East and West Jerusalem. Well worth the effort climbing the stairs!
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