Denmark - Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement
"Founded in 1773 in South Jutland, the site is an example of a planned settlement of the Moravian Church, a Lutheran free congregation centred in Herrnhut, Saxony. The town was planned to represent the Protestant urban ideal, constructed around a central Church square. The architecture is homogenous and unadorned, with one and two-storey buildings in yellow brick with red tile roofs. The democratic organization of the Moravian Church, with its pioneering egalitarian philosophy, is expressed in its humanistic town planning. The settlement’s plan opens onto agricultural land and includes important buildings for the common welfare such as large communal houses for the congregation’s widows and unmarried men and women. The buildings are still used by an influential community of the Moravian Church."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Aerial view of Christianfeld. Thanks to Christa of Germany.
Welcome. Enjoy viewing the cards, postmarked stamps and share any interesting comments. If you can help to complete and enrich my collection, please let me know.
Send me a postcard to my postal address :
G-8-4 Taman Bukit Jambul,
11900 Penang, MALAYSIA.
My email: email@example.com