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

Exterior (photo: Scheuvens)

Exterior (photo: Scheuvens)

The whole 14-meter high glass front swings open on special feast days.

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Within the glass exterior is a wooden construction of more than 2,000 slats.

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(photo: 14-meter high glass front)

(photo: Till Niermann)

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.

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The organ was dedicated in 2004.

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