Kirche und Engelsfriedhof aus dem 18. Jh.

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  • Landlinien

    In the vicinity of the Castle Burg (Solingen-Unterburg) is a little secluded on the banks of the Wupper a contemplative Protestant church from the 18th century. The adjoining cemetery was built shortly after the construction of the church in 1744. The special thing about it are the then 105 tombstones of sandstone, of which 52 are still preserved today. If you look closely, you can still recognize an angel's head, which once graced each of these tombstones. In addition, at that time the family name was added in the form of a picture or a symbol (for example a fish for fishermen).

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    • February 11, 2016

  • Olli "ROTE HOSE"😄

    The small district Burg exists because of the difference in height from the two districts Oberburg and Unterburg. The burgers made a point early to be allowed to practice the religion of their choice in the parish church of St. Martin. In 1553, almost the entire church converted to the Lutheran faith. Later, Lutherans and Catholics took turns using the church. The ownership of the church was argued for many years.In the 17th century, the Lutherans split by a counter-Reformation in two camps. Due to the destruction of the church during the Thirty Years' War, the Lutherans first found shelter in a residential building on today's Müngstener Straße, before they built their first church there from 1732 to 1735 from the remains of the destroyed castle. This process led to the denominational division of the place in the Lutheran Lower and the Catholic Upper Castle. The laying of the cornerstone of the church took place on May 8, 1732.The building on the banks of the Wupper is an austere hall of quarry stone in the Bergisch Baroque style. Against the resistance of the Catholics, the Lutherans were initially prevented from setting up a tower with bells in the hall, as they did not want to hear anything about the services in Lower Castle in Oberburg. It was not until 1786 that the electoral government permitted the construction of the tower. The tower was completed in 1787, since then also the year 1787 adorns the tower. He is covered with a flat tent roof. From 1786 to 1787 three bells were acquired, which came from a dilapidated church in Nürburg. The interior design corresponds to that of a Protestant sermon church. [1]Protestant cemetery
    In the immediate vicinity of the church was built in 1744, the Protestant cemetery. All his tombstones are made of double panels with crowning angels' heads. Between 1831 and 1832, the Protestant rectory was built between the church and Wupper, according to the plans of the agricultural inspector of Gloeden. It is a two-storey dreamlike plaster construction with a crippled roof. Wikipedia

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    • February 4, 2017

  • Marcel

    This Protestant church is a Grade II listed church building. In the immediate vicinity was built in 1744, the Protestant cemetery. Between the church and Wupper, the Protestant rectory was built.

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    • July 28, 2017

  • Silvia

    1951-1953 complete restoration
    1952 Exposure of ornamental painting ("folk art") to altar and pulpit, presumably from the time of origin of the church. Renovation of the organ pulp brochure; Restoration in the old style
    monument

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    • December 11, 2017

  • Olli "ROTE HOSE"😄

    The small district Burg exists because of the difference in height from the two districts Oberburg and Unterburg. The burgers made a point early to be allowed to practice the religion of their choice in the parish church of St. Martin. In 1553, almost the entire church converted to the Lutheran faith. Later, Lutherans and Catholics took turns using the church. The ownership of the church was argued for many years.In the 17th century, the Lutherans split by a counter-Reformation in two camps. Due to the destruction of the church during the Thirty Years' War, the Lutherans first found shelter in a residential building on today's Müngstener Straße, before they built their first church there from 1732 to 1735 from the remains of the destroyed castle. This process led to the denominational division of the place in the Lutheran Lower and the Catholic Upper Castle. The laying of the cornerstone of the church took place on May 8, 1732.The building on the banks of the Wupper is an austere hall of quarry stone in the Bergisch Baroque style. Against the resistance of the Catholics, the Lutherans were initially prevented from setting up a tower with bells in the hall, as they did not want to hear anything about the services in Lower Castle in Oberburg. It was not until 1786 that the electoral government permitted the construction of the tower. The tower was completed in 1787, since then also the year 1787 adorns the tower. He is covered with a flat tent roof. From 1786 to 1787 three bells were acquired, which came from a dilapidated church in Nürburg. The interior design corresponds to that of a Protestant sermon church. [1]Protestant cemetery
    In the immediate vicinity of the church was built in 1744, the Protestant cemetery. All his tombstones are made of double panels with crowning angels' heads. Between 1831 and 1832, the Protestant rectory was built between the church and Wupper, according to the plans of the agricultural inspector of Gloeden. It is a two-storey, unsupported plaster construction with a crippled roof.
    Wikipedia

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    • February 4, 2017

  • TomCook

    The cemetery, built in 1744 next to the Protestant church in Unterburg, was abandoned in 1854. The cemetery is right next to the Wupper, and radiates a morbid charm. Otherwise I only know about old Anglican churches in England and Scotland.
    The church in Unterburg is open on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
    Müngstener Straße 23
    42659 Solingen
    Source ekwk.de/kirchen-gemh/kirche-unterburg

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    • April 26, 2018

  • Hans Peter

    My tip: A heathland in the Netherlands near the German border. Many people wander over white sand and through forests where horses live freely. Small lakes formed from abandoned peat dumps complete the experience of nature.
    How to get there: Take Highway 61 north to Kreuz Wanlo, then A 46 to Hueckelhoven - West, then north through Ratheim, then continue past Wassenberg to the border town of Rothenbach and continue on the road towards Roermond. After approx. 3 km behind a petrol station, turn right into an avenue and after approx. 1 km park at a railway crossing on a hiking car park.

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    • November 3, 2016

  • Silvia

    1951-1953 complete restoration1952 Exposure of ornamental painting ("folk art") to altar and pulpit, presumably from the time of origin of the church. Renovation of the organ pulp brochure; Restoration in the old stylemonument

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    • December 8, 2017

  • wuseltiere

    Beautiful old church with adjoining cemetery

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    • March 28, 2017

  • Sandra

    A Protestant church is unusual in the area, but it was also built in 1734.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • ⛰🥾 Dominik 🥾⛰

    To find between castle and river!

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    • July 12, 2020

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