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The Church of Christ the King in Gliwice


The Church of Christ the King in Gliwice is one of the most interesting interwar, sacral buildings in Silesia. The church was built in the district of Zatorze in 1934-35. It is made of brick. It was designed by the architect Karl Mayr, who gave an expressionist-modernist shape to it. Inside the church there are very interesting, original, pre-war stained glass windows and a fresco depicting Christ the King (by Karl Platzek).

Location
street Stefana Okrzei 31
44-100 Gliwice
Gliwice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town, in the city/town centre
Contact data
: 32 231 52 72
: http://www.chrystus-krol.pl
General Information
: churches
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year
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