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The Holy Trinity Church is the largest Protestant church in Worms. The baroque hall building is centrally located on the market square of the city and is now a listed building.
After the destruction of the town in 1689 in the Palatinate War of Succession, the foundation stone for the Lutheran church was laid in 1709 at the site of the ruined house to the coin, since it was falsely assumed that Martin Luther defended his writings at the Diet of Worms in 1521; in fact, this happened in Bischofshof, a few hundred meters away (today Heylshof Park). The church was built as an expression of the Lutheran confession of the city, using all its 3,000 inhabitants at that time, and was named "God sets me in this place where Luther once made his word"]. The church, designed by the Palatine Capitain engineer Villiancourt, was inaugurated in 1725 as the "new Evangelical main church in Wormbs to the Holy Trinity". The proposed enclosure of the church through two buildings for town hall and school has not been implemented. Inside, the design was based on the Katharinenkirche in Frankfurt am Main, which the Wormser Magistrat met during the exile in Frankfurt
On February 21, 1945, the church - as well as much of the city center - was heavily destroyed in a British air raid on Worms. From the original Baroque building with its rich wood and painting equipment survived only the perimeter walls, the lower part of the tower and the west portal with a double-winged, finely carved wooden door with symbolic depictions of the Trinity the firestorm. The reconstruction of the church took place from 1955 to 1959. The external appearance was largely restored, while the interior was modern designedde.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreifaltigkeitskirche_(Worms)
September 11, 2018
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