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Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary: photo description St. Maria Himmelfahrt)

Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary is one of the unique attractions of Cologne. It is different in that it was built in Baroque style, which is rare for such buildings in Cologne. For a long time this Church was the largest in the city, currently it is among the few samples of Baroque architecture that was able to fully repair and restore.

The construction of the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary began in the first half of the XVII century, with the assistance of the College of the Jesuits. On the project of the future building was gifted architect Christoph Wamser, who at that time had a chance to build a Jesuit Church located in Morhaime. Washer continued its work until 1623, but later he was replaced by Valentin Boltz, who came from Thuringia.

In 1628 the Archbishop of the city of Ferdinand, the Bavarian gave the Church the altar in the Baroque style. It was made in the likeness of the altar, which was in the Jesuit Church in Munich. Its size was very impressive height of over 22 metres and occupied almost the entire wall of the choir. Despite the fact that construction works have not all been completed, the first temple service began conducting in 1629, as soon as he was consecrated.

This beautiful three-nave hall Church was badly damaged during the Second world war. Because of the numerous bombing completely collapsed the tower and roof of the building and the interior decoration did not come to our days. Some spiritual values that were stored for years in the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin Mary, were evacuated, but most were lost forever. Its original appearance the Church was able to return only in 1979.