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Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene

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A Golden Onion sits on top of this Chapel

Who would have thought that you could go to Darmstadt Germany, a pretty bland city, and find this... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Doug C
Eagle, Nebraska
a little gem on a hill

The Russian Orthodox church is a gem on the hill in the artist colony. No photography permitted... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Who would have thought that you could go to Darmstadt Germany, a pretty bland city, and find this Russian Chapel. It was used as a private chapel by the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, whose wife Alexandra was born in Darmstadt. The Russian Tsar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug C
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Yes, this is an authentic Russian Chapel in Germany. There are historical reasons for it being here, and does function as a place of veneration for those of Russian Orthodox faith. As a tourist attraction it's a bit of an anomaly on the Mathildenhohe. Although...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Russian Orthodox church is a gem on the hill in the artist colony. No photography permitted inside the building.. if you are lucky enough to find it open - take the time to go in and sit and just look at all the artwork...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Magellan720605
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This gorgeous church is in use as a place of worship, and has limited opening hours for sight-seers, so don't expect to be able to stroll in. But if you can plan your visit it is worth doing so.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jbl R
Reviewed 21 January 2018

It is interesting to observe a Russian Church in Darmstadt, Germany, part of the history of the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Take your hat off, put the camera away, and turn off the cell phone, and enjoy the comfortable private sphere of the Zar Nicolas and his Zarin Alexendra enjoyed. Their private chapel was built on soil imported from Russia to help make the chapel really...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JoelY55490
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Russian Chapel is a fascinating piece of architecture in Darmstadt and indeed Germany. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank airlinesimulation
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We could only see the chapel from outside. Beautiful building and probably as nice inside.Right next to Mathildenhöhe.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mai3096
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A really nice example for a Russian church. It is still in use. Beautiful place to look when you visit the Mathildenhoehe.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jan_Ke_UK
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you're fortunate to have a few unstructured days in Darmstadt, plan to stroll to this glistening beauty in the Mathildenhohe district. Built by Czar Nicolas II, whose wife Alexandra was the daughter of Grand Duke Ludwig VI of Hesse, both the granite for the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank David T
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