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Coming closer to the building is a going to an enigma. What will I see upon arrival. As a brutal smash in the face is your entering of the church. You would think it will be a dark concrete hole, the contrary is true. It...More
Teenager: not so good.
Steve: great brutalism with wonderful windows and surrounding buildings. Another great Böhm building in the area. Not only the church but also village and environment are very nice.
We had no idea about the Marien Dom cathedral when we visited Velbert-Neviges for a walk around the pilgrim path. It certainly dominates the town and surrounding countryside. It is of great architectural interest but I would certainly not say that it is pleasing on...More
This catholic church has little in common with the average catholic church. It is very dark inside, the few stained glas Windows and the Windows high up in the ceiling are not meant to shine light inside. Here the visitor is on his own and...More
Very few modern buildings constructed out of concrete wear well, and this is no exception! Outside it seems to resemble a relic of the Ruhr's industrial past, a chunk of grey stained concrete reminiscent of coal bunker! But go into the gloom of the interior...More
The Mariendom in Velbert Neviges is a great modern cathedral which was built from 1966 - 1968. I am looking forward attending a concert during the next trip as it is said that the sound is marvelous. The old town around and the Schloss Hardenberg...More
The Marien Dom, or Cathedral of St. Mary's, in Velbert Neviges is an unusual church which was finished in the 1970's. The stained glass is red roses, which are beautiful and the church is peaceful and quiet -- a nice place to spend reflective time...More