The simple design of the Lutheran Martinskirche Cuxhaven-Ritzebüttel immediately attracts the visitor's attention when entering the church. The reason for this is that the church had no money and the means of church construction were thus limited. Thus, the inhabitants of the patch Ritzebüttel managed by Hamburg were glad to receive the ground in 1816 from the Hanseatic city free of charge. The church was built from 1816 - 1819. The portal, the tower and the bells of the church were added only in 1883-1886. The round altar inside the church is a reference to the architect Axel Bundsen and his Danish homeland. The roof vault is designed as a starry sky.
Incidentally, the fact that the church was to be built inexpensively took its revenge quickly: the statics were no match for the building. Only the later from the outside attached pillars and the little nice support braces in the interior provide until today for the necessary statics of the building.
July 13, 2017
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