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Ss Peter and Paul's Lutheran Church

Ss Peter and Paul's Lutheran Church (October 2014)

Ss Peter and Paul's Lutheran Church is also often called the Petrikirche from the German, as the church was built for St Petersburg's German Lutheran community.  The first such church was built in 1728 after Peter the Great donated land for such purposes in 1727.  This was later replaced in stone in 1747.  However the current version was built between 1933 and 1838 according to a plan by Aleksandr Bryullov which featured a large portal and two towers.  It was closed during the Soviet period from 1938 and 1994.  Today it is the chief church of the North-Western District of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of European Russia. Just outside the church is a bust of German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Location 22-24Б Nevsky Prospekt
Metro Nevsky Prospekt
Website http://www.petrikirche.ru/