Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Muristan Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +972-026266800
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is known for its medieval structures and fantastic architecture with prominent art influences. The present day church was built in 1898 on the remains of the 11th-century church of St Mary-la-Latine. 

The cloisters which date back to the 12th century accommodate two galleries. The bell tower is the tallest structure in the neighborhood and gives you a fabulous view of this part of the city. 

Highlights Include:

  • Medieval northern gate
  • The door decorated with Zodiac signs
  • Bell Tower
  • Church Museum 

  • Entrance fee to tower & museum: NIS 15 per person
  • Entrance fee to the church itself is free.

  • Holy Thursday: Open till 12:00 pm only.
  • Closed on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday & Monday.

  • By Bus: At Kishla / Armenian Patriarchate
  • By Light Rail: At City Hall
  • By Taxi.
  • By renting a Bike.
  • On foot.

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  • Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer Address: Muristan Road, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer Contact Number: +972-026266800
  • Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer(preferred time): 10:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer: 00:30 Mins
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  • 4.79% of people who visit Jerusalem include Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

88.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer

People normally club together Mount Of Olives Jewish Cemetery and Dormition Abbey while planning their visit to Lutheran Church Of The Redeemer.

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  • What a beautiful church, and what a beautiful place. Fom the hustle and bustle you step into the peace. Climb the tower, for a spectacular view over the old city, and descend to excavations until the 1st century BC, from the time of Herod the Great. Enjoy coffee in the cloister and courtyard. What a pearl, this place! Highly recommended!

  • An unparalleled view of the city from climbing the tower. Be sure to also visit the vault. Very interesting.

  • Remarkable veiw from tower. The stairs to the tower are not for big and tall. Worth a stop, definitely.

  • A modest and in its way beautiful church. The view from the clock tower is amazing but the way up is really narrow and steep. Not recommended to big/tall people! The adjacent cafe is really nice as well and the exhibition in the cellars quite interesting. The waiters an the cafe are able to speak German.

  • One of the interesting churches to visit in the Christian Quarter is the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer located just across from the Church of Alexander Nevsky and Muristan. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm (closed on Sundays). Note: While you can visit the church nave freely, there is an entry fee (NIS 15 per adult) to access the crypt, exhibition area and tower. The church was built at the end of the 19th century upon the site of an earlier 11th century church as well as pre-Christian era building and city wall foundations. The church is operated by the German lead Evangelical jerusalem Foundation. It is a simple neo-Romanesque style building with a notable belfry tower which you can see clearly from much of the Christian Quarter. The interior of the main church is simple, minimalist and quite reminiscent of Reformed Protestant churches you may have visited in Germany. You'll find a large and open nave with modest decor compared to the many ornately decorated churches in the Christian Quarter. Of the sections of the church requiring paid entry, the exhibition area was unfortunately closed during our visit. However, there is a lovely outdoor courtyard and cafe area near the exhibition hall. This can make for a nice place for a break from sightseeing. We enjoyed the quick walk through the crypt, accessed from the front of the nave near the exit to the courtyard and exhibition hall. Here you can see pre-Christian era foundations of ancient Jerusalem. This archaeological site is kept dark but there are lights and a couple of multimedia information stations with German, English and Hebrew information provided. The highlight of our visit to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer was the tower. Here you climb 178 steps up and down a narrow spiral staircase to an observation area where you are treated to excellent 360 views of the Old City. Note: The climb is a bit challenging and passing others going up and down is not easy. There are two resting floors along the way, which is helpful for those who need breaks. Note: There are a fair number of church you can visit nearby including the important Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is no more than 2 minute walk from here. You can easily combine a handful of church visits in this area of the Old City. Overall, we were pleased with our visit to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. It was disappointing that the exhibition area of the church was closed but the crypt was interesting and the views from the tower were as good as any other place we found in the Old City.

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