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Living in Wiesbaden

Marktkirche

Schlossplatz 5
65183 Wiesbaden
Telefon: 0611 / 9001611
Telefax: 0611 / 9001617

religious denomination: protestant

The Protestant Market Church was erected under the direction of Carl Boos, Senior Chief Architect of Nassau from 1853 to 1862 as a neo-Gothic basilica with a nave and two aisles without an upper storey. The quarrystone masonry is covered with brick; the architectural sculpture is made of fired clay brick. The main tower is 98m high and is the tallest structure in Wiesbaden. The total outer length of the church is about 60 metres. The Market Church has kept most of its original design. In 1900, the ornamental painting in dark, pastose colours replaced the original pale colours of the interior. After repairing the damage caused by World War II, the church was re-consecrated in 1949. The stained glass of the three middle choir windows was created on the occasion of the further restoration of the church. Today's colours in the interior come from 1963-64 and are based on the original "pale greyish red hue of the walls and the vault, which is only interrupted by the white of the capitals and ornaments."

Points of interest

  • Statues of Christ and the four Evangelists, a donation by Duke Adolf, made by Emil A. Hopfgarten
  • Pulpit made of bronzed cast iron from 1862
  • Three choir windows (1953-1962) with stained glass (Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus)
  • Nativity scene carved from lime-tree wood (1982, Wolf Spemann)
  • Organ with 85 registers and 6200 pipes, made in 1862 by E.F. Walcker, converted and expanded 1938/70/82
  • Carillon (tower carillon with 49 bells rung by hand), made in 1986 by the Dutch bell foundry Koninklijke Eijsbouts in Asten

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays also from 10.30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Services

Sundays and holidays at 10 a.m.

Busverbindung

Lines 1, 5, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 48, Bus stop: Dern’sches Gelände

Parking

Underground car park Markt/Rathaus