Ratshof Church

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Ratshof Church, ca. 1940
This article is about the church in Königsberg-Ratshof. For the church in Königsberg-Tragheim, see Christuskirche (Königsberg).

Ratshof Church (German: Ratshöfer Kirche) or Christuskirche (Christ Church) was a Protestant church in western Königsberg, Germany. It was the final church constructed in the city before it became Russian Kaliningrad.

The church in Ratshof was designed in 1932 by architect Kurt Frick of the Kunstakademie Königsberg. It was constructed from 1936 to 1937 and dedicated on 31 October 1937. Damaged by artillery fire during the Battle of Königsberg, the church was rebuilt after Königsberg became Kaliningrad. The Soviet Union used the redesigned building as a Palace of Culture for automotive workers. In 2010 it was granted to the Russian Orthodox Church.

References[edit]

  • Albinus, Robert (1985). Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung. Leer: Verlag Gerhard Rautenberg. p. 371. ISBN 3-7921-0320-6.  (German)
  • Gause, Fritz (1971). Die Geschichte der Stadt Königsberg. Band III: Vom Ersten Weltkrieg biz zum Untergang Königsbergs. Köln: Böhlau Verlag. p. 327. ISBN 3-412-38871-8.  (German)

Coordinates: 54°42′43″N 20°27′12″E / 54.71194°N 20.45333°E / 54.71194; 20.45333