Ogre
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Saturday, June 22

Today is a name day for
Ludmila, Laimdots, Laimiņš

Ogre Evangelic Lutheran Church

Address 51 Brīvības street, Ogre
Phone +371 65047915
Description

In 1908, the residents of the Ogre summer house colony decided to build a Forest Chapel. It was a wooden structure with 300 seats, stylistically reminiscent of the sacred buildings of Swiss Alpine architecture. During the First World War, the chapel burnt down. In 1927, a church with 422 seats was built on its ruins. It was made following the traditions of the late neo-Gothic style and the design by Haralds Kundziņš. The church bell was cast at the Schwenn foundry in Riga and decorated with the inscription The living I call, the dead I bewail. To Ogre city church at Christmas. Cast from J. C. Schwenn. Riga, 1930. The church regularly holds concerts of spiritual music. The building is an architectural monument of regional importance.


 

Listen to the audio guide’s story about this site:

 

  1. Download the free app "Ogres novadnieks";
  2. In the section "Tourism" find the object no. 14;
  3. Tap the icon "Audio guide" and listen to the tale.

 

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