Kaiserslautern: Maria Schutz Catholic Minorite Church

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929 Architekt: Hans Seeberger
Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

1928 – 1929

Architect: Hans Seeberger

Bismarckstraße 63, Kaiserslautern

The church, built between 1928 and 1929 according to plans by Hans Seeberger, is a three-aisled basilica with a double-tower façade in brick and sandstone. Narrow, slit-like blind arches divide the tower facades. Originally existing pointed tower helmets were destroyed in the Second World War and replaced by flat pyramid roofs. The sculp­tures of the Archangel Michael, Virgin Mary and Louis the Saint above the portal were created by sculptor Simon Höpfel.

Inside, the nave is flat-roofed; the present coffered ceiling was not added until after the war. Narrow, pointed lancet windows illuminate the central nave. The apse with its expressive pointed arches rising from the floor frames the repre­sen­tation of a protective mantle Madonna.

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928-1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

Maria Schutz, 1928–1929. Architect: Hans Seeberger

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