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St. Hedwig's Cathedral

Local name: St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale

St. Patrick's Cathedral Jadwiga is a classicist Catholic temple, erected in 1747–1773. The church was consecrated by the archbishop of Gniezno, Ignacy Krasicki, called the "prince of Polish poets". In the crypt of the cathedral lies Bernard Lichtenberg, her parish priest in 1938–1942, who was sent to the Dachau concentration camp by the Nazis for help (he died during transport).

It is not a coincidence that today's cathedral is patron. Jadwiga. Prussian King Frederick II the Great, by allowing the construction of a Catholic church in a Protestant country, wanted to win the Silesian nobility. For the same reasons, the patron of Silesia, Saint. Jadwiga.

The cathedral is distinguished by a huge dome. An anecdote associated with its creation says that the architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff obtained instructions regarding the shape of the dome from the king himself during breakfast: Frederick II turned the empty cup upside down and said that the future cathedral should look like this.


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    St. Hedwig's Cathedral map
    Hinter der Katholischen Kirche 310117 Berlin , Germany