The congregation associated with this church has a pretty detailed history online, but I want to add a tiny bit to it.
This church is located in what would be my backyard, if i had one, and I’m blessed with organ music every Sunday as a result. When we picked this apartment, we assumed that the church did not have an active congregation associated with it: the gardens look a bit overgrown, the church is quite old, etc, and it was a right bit shock the first weekend I spent here. This organ dates to the start of the 20th century, and survived both WWII (the church was commandeered by the Gestapo for use as a HQ) and the GDR period.
It’s pretty awesome.http://www.gounesco.com/kreuzkirchengemeinde-cottbus/http://gounesco.com.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/07054950/10414623_10204342323662117_725179379290421536_n.jpghttp://gounesco.com.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/07054950/10414623_10204342323662117_725179379290421536_n-150x150.jpgGoUNESCO SelfieStudent ProgramChurch,Cottbus,Germany,GoUNESCO Selfie,Katherine Brownell,Kreuzkirchengemeinde