Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Church
View of church and monastery of the Holy Trinity Church, around 1930
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Church
View into the sanctuary
Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Church
View to the bells in the tower

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Church

Lauchstädter Str. 14b
Wilhelm Ulrich
The Catholic parish church of the Holy Trinity caused something of a stir when it was built in 1929. Architect Wilhelm Ulrich broke with all the conventions of sacred architecture and created a major work of Central German modern architecture. The ground plan of the church is hexagonal, but more closely resembles a large equilateral triangle, thus symbolising the holy trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The belfry topped with a ridge turret gives the church a considerable sense of height, despite the absence of a tower. The chancel resembles a honeycomb cell and is given height by six slender columns. The dramatic lighting which owes much to experimental spatial art makes the church a unique and original example of sacred architecture. Wilhelm Ulrich’s reinforced concrete building successfully brings together Expressionist and functional interior design