Christina Church

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Christina church (or German Church) was consecrated in 1648 and named after Queen Christina. The octagonal chapel for Rutger von Aschenberg was built in 1681, possibly by Erik Dahlberg. The tower, designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz 1780, rises powerfully over the lower urban buildings around it. It became an important symbol of the great German Assembly which included the Dutch who over a period in the 1600s represented a fifth of the city's population. Although the church was burnt on several occasions it managed to keep the walls of Dutch tiles from the 1630s. In an extensive renovation in 2001 the facades was covered with yellow plaster.

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Founded: 1648
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Alan Bowles (9 months ago)
Beautiful English speaking church is very active in the community. It's been around a long time. Located in a vibrant part of town surrounded my restaurants and Cafés. It has undergone restorations repairs and it is beautiful inside with a warm welcoming environment.
J C (2 years ago)
Small church with English language services. A lively community around provide support. Open for viewing on Fridays. The church organ is unique.
Jenson Varghese (3 years ago)
Good spritual
Fredrik Lövhall (3 years ago)
Very nice little church. Unfortunately it has mold that can be difficult for the sensitive
Marija Rusaka (4 years ago)
Very beautiful small church great to visit if you are in this area !
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