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Church of Peace in Swidnica,Poland

http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/poland/p/churchesofpeaceswidnicajawor.htm
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedenskirche_%28%C5%9Awidnica%29

Images are taken in autumn 2009

Zu den Beschlüssen des Westfälischen Friedens im Jahr 1648 gehörte die Erlaubnis für die schlesischen Protestanten, drei Friedenskirchen zu bauen: in Glogau, Jauer und Schweidnitz. Allerdings musste eine ganze Reihe von Bedingungen erfüllt werden: Steine und Ziegel waren als Baumaterial verboten, es durften nur Holz, Lehm und Stroh verwendet werden. Die Kirchen mit Türmen oder Glocken zu versehen war ebenfalls nicht gestattet. Als Standorte kamen nur unattraktive Plätze außerhalb der Stadtmauern in Frage. Die Gebäude mussten innerhalb eines Jahres fertiggestellt werden. Die Baukosten hatten die Gemeinden zu tragen....(Wikipedia)

To the decisions of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 it belonged a permission to the Silesian Protestants to build three peace churches: in Glogau, Jawor and Swidnica. However,there were a number of conditions on it: stones and bricks were banned as a building material, it could be only wood, clay and straw. It was not allowed to provide the churches with bell towers. As locations there were in question only unattractive places outside of the city walls. The buildings had to be completed within one year. The community had to carry the construction costs...(Wikipedia)

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