This post is essentially in the form of a photo essay of a stunning contemporary church building. Herz Jesu (Sacred Heart of Jesus) parish church in Munich was opened in 2000. The church which previously stood here was destroyed in a fire in in 1994
The whole 14-meter high glass front swings open on special feast days.
Within the glass exterior is a wooden construction of more than 2,000 slats.
The vertical slats cause the light to increase progressively towards the sanctuary with the altar. The panels of glass on the outside work in an opposite way: opaque at the sanctuary and altar end to completely transparent at the entrance.
The organ was dedicated in 2004.
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