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The Evangelical Market Church with its five towers was built from 1853 to 1862 as a neo-gothic, three-aisled basilica without upper house. The quarry stone masonry is clad with brick, the diverse Bauplastik consists of burnt claystone. The unusual Neo-Gothic design by Carl Boos (builder) with its five towers earned criticism because of the alleged too high towers, of which Boos but could not impress. He even increased the towers significantly to 300 feet for the main tower (98 meters), 175 feet for the side towers (57 meters) and 220 feet for the choir towers (73 meters). The main tower with its height is thus the tallest building in Wiesbaden. The outer total length of the church is about 60 meters. Even today, the Marktkirche still presents itself largely in its original form. In 1900, a figurative-ornamental painting in dark, pasty colors replaced the original light frame of the interior. After repairing the damage of the Second World War, the church was re-opened in 1949. On the occasion of the further restoration of the church, the stained-glass windows of the three middle choir windows were also created. The current color version of the interior dates from the years 1963 to 1964.wiesbaden.de/leben-in-wiesbaden/gesellschaft/kirchen-religionen/content/marktkirche.phpde.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marktkirche_(Wiesbaden)
November 11, 2018
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