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St. Norbert-Kirche


The Catholic Church of St. Nobert, built in 1954/55 at the Friedland refugee and immigrant transit centre, is an impressive building that is especially notable for its good acoustics. The building of the church was made possible through donations that were received from all over the Federal Republic of Germany. Today, it is a protected listed building, its architectural style reflecting in various ways that of the 1950s. It also houses important works of art such as the ‘Gefangenenlager’ (Prison Camp) relief by Fritz Theilmann, and as a place of remembrance, and engages with the past and with the terrible suffering that people have had to experience as a result of war and tyranny. At the same time, it constitutes a spiritual memorial reminding people to stand up for peace and justice. The building’s history-charged function as a church for repatriates gives rise to a unique atmosphere that invites one to linger therein.

St.-Norbert-Platz 2, 37133 Friedland

Public transport

Bus route 130 Bus stop ‘Oeldestraße’

Regional trains R7, R8 station ‘Friedland (Han)’

Parking availability

Parking places are available in the church courtyard, and at the Friedland Museum parking places (ca. 10 minutes on foot) are also available.

Exterior view by Jan Stubenitzky / CC BY-SA 3.0.
Photo overview by Waltraud Schmidt.

The access to the venue is barrier-free. For further information on Festival venue accessibility, please see the overview.