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St. Ludwigskirche

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Identification

St. Ludwigskirche
133227

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
pink
neo-classicism

Usages

church

Facts

  • The dome rests on 28 Corinthian columns, each 15 metres high, and the windowless, circular cupola has a diameter of 43 metres.
  • Erste katholische Kirche in Hessen seit der Einführung der Reformation.
  • gebaut vom Großherzoglichen Baumeister Georg Moller
  • 43 Meter Durchmesser, Kuppel beruht auf 28 Säulen
  • Kirche wurde am 11. September 1944 bis auf die Außenmauern völlig zerstört und in den Nachkriegsjahren wurde mit dem Wiederaufbau begonnen
  • The 33-metre wide dome has one window at its highest point, the only window in the church.
  • The church has undergone continuous re-construction and restoration since it was destroyed during the Second World War.
  • The 35-metre dome of the Classical-style Catholic church was modelled after the Pantheon in Rome, and is one-fifth its size.

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Location

Wilhelminenstrasse 9
Wilhelminenstrasse 9
Darmstadt-Mitte
Darmstadt
Hesse
Germany

Technical Data

114.83 ft
114.83 ft
1822
1827
2004

Involved Companies

Georg Moller

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2004

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