Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement

Founded in 1773 in South Jutland, the site is an example of a planned settlement of the Moravian Church, a Lutheran free congregation centred in Herrnhut, Saxony. The town was planned to represent the Protestant urban ideal, constructed around a central Church square. The architecture is homogenous and unadorned, with one and two-storey buildings in yellow brick with red tile roofs. The democratic organization of the Moravian Church, with its pioneering egalitarian philosophy, is expressed in its humanistic town planning. The settlementโ€™s plan opens onto agricultural land and includes important buildings for the common welfare such as large communal houses for the congregationโ€™s widows and unmarried men and women. The buildings are still used by an influential community of the Moravian Church.

Since 2015 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Christina for the postcard.

danimarca - christiansfeld

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