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The Apostle Andrew Church in Dusseldorf is a baroque church located in the old part of the city. Since 1984, the church has been under the protection of the state.
In the 17th century by the Palatine Wolfgang Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg permission was given for the activities of the Jesuit order in the duchy of Julich-Berg. In 1622, construction began on a new Jesuit church, which was completed in 1629. The building was erected in the style of the South German Baroque period of the Counter-Reformation. A few decades later, the building of the Jesuit college was added to the church.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the tomb of the Wittelsbach family was added to the church, the author of the project was Simon del Sarto. Nowadays, in the tomb, you can see the sarcophagus of Johann Wilhelm, Elector of the Palatinate, whose monument is located in front of the Dusseldorf City Hall on Markplatz Square.
In 1773, after Pope Clement dissolved the Jesuit order, the church of the Apostle Andrew became a parish. In 2005, the temple was transferred to the Dominican Order.
The rich interior decoration of the church deserves special attention. Here you can see unique life-size statues of evangelists, twelve apostles, leaders of the Jesuits and saints.
During the Second World War, the Baroque altar was destroyed. The new altar was created in 1960 by Ewald Matare. The altar has a three-step platform, a tabernacle and two marble staircases.
The organ was created by Peter Kemper in 1782. The organ body was handled by the masters Bernhard Orlinsky and Josef Zimmermann. During the Second World War, the organ was seriously damaged. Restoration work was carried out in 1953, and in 1971 the organ was redesigned.
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