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Ludwigskirche (Ludwigschurch) is the landmark of Saarbrücken and another one of Friedrich Joachim Stengel’s true masterpieces. After the baroque castle square (Schlossplatz), the famous architect created an impressive architectural ensemble that is considered his testament. Construction on the site started in 1762. Designed in the style of the French Place-Royal architecture, it was commissioned by Wilhelm Heinrich, Prince of Saarbrücken. Six years later, the Prince died and construction was halted due to lack of funds. His son, Prince Ludwig had the project continued after 1773, and so it came to be that the church was given Ludwig’s name, but the square it sat on was originally known as “Wilhelmsplatz“. On August 25, 1775, Ludwig’s name day and the day of the consecration of the church, Friedrich Joachim Stengel formally retired at the age of 81...

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