The new Kaiser-Friedrich-Gedächtniskirche (Emperor Friedrich Memorial Church) is located on the site of the original Protestant church of the same name at the southern end of the Hansaviertel and it was built on the old church’s foundations in the interest of cost effectiveness. The current path that leads to the church traces the course of the former road once located here, Lessingstraße. The northern front of the church is structured with eight columns. The broad, folded roof with a wide awning made of thin, form-work concrete descends to the start of the church nave, then the roof of the church sanctuary ascends towards the south. The bell tower, visible from afar, is placed on the side of the church building as an open scaffold structure. As simple as the church might seem from the outside, built in exposed concrete, its interior is quite elaborately decorated. During construction, the dynamic vicar Schmidt-Clausing obtained many donations from public and private sources: Konrad Adenauer donated the altar, Theodor Heuss the altar bible, Axel Springer the lectern, while the cities of Hamburg, Bremen, and Lübeck donated the bells, and the federal government donated the tower cross. A colorful and golden shimmering mosaic by Ludwig Lemmer and Hans Wagner forms the altar wall. Georg Meistermann created the 127-square meter glass ornament Victory of Light.
- Reinforced concrete frame construction 660 sqm in size
- Single-nave hall church with a side chapel and a parish center
- 30 tons of aluminum were used in building the church
- The bell tower is 68 m high in reinforced concrete
- Numerous artistic works in the church interior
Brochure on the occasion of the inauguration PDF