Famous for housing several medieval frescoes including The Dance of Death, Marienkirche is one of Berlin’s oldest churches. Also known as St. Mary’s Church, the construction of this Protestant church, dates back to the late thirteenth century.

This building was damaged badly during the course of the Second World War and was later on restored in the year 1950. Lovers of art will find pleasure in viewing a huge collection of artworks, many of them from other churches damaged during the war. They include `The Crucifixation,’ the bronze Baptismal font dating back to 1437, and the carved wooden retable, dating back to 1510.

Berlin Marienkirche

Berlin Marienkirche

The Dance of Death fresco can be seen the moment visitors step in the entrance hall. This fresco was discovered during the year 1860 and at that time, it was in a very poor condition.

Funds are being raised to restore it back to its full glory and if you so want, you too can become a part of the restoration process by donating a token amount of 2.50 Euros. This will permit you to include a colored mosaic tile to a model of the original fresco. The nave of this church has a central pulpit, two side aisles, and vaulted ceilings. (photo:Dieter Brügmann)

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