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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Ronald .schaar (19 months ago)
Looking forward to visiting this majestic Lutheran Church. In my next visit. To Jerusalem.
Asif N (2 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!
Bose AT (2 years ago)
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is the second Protestant church in Jerusalem (the first being Christ Church near Jaffa Gate). It is a property of the Evangelical Jerusalem Foundation, one of the three foundations of the Evangelical Church in Germany in the Holy Land. Inside the bell tower of the Church of the Redeemer, a circular staircase of 178 steps offers panoramic views of Jerusalem from 40 metres up. It is the home to congregations that worship in Arabic, German, Danish and English.
Jérôme Kikkert (2 years ago)
What a beautiful church, and what a beautiful place. Fom the hustle and bustle you step into the peace. Climb the tower, for a spectacular view over the old city, and descend to excavations until the 1st century BC, from the time of Herod the Great. Enjoy coffee in the cloister and courtyard. What a pearl, this place! Highly recommended!
John Miller (2 years ago)
An unparalleled view of the city from climbing the tower. Be sure to also visit the vault. Very interesting.
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