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Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

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Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

The Russian Chapel in Darmstadt, formally, the St. Mary Magdalene Chapel, is an historic Russian orthodox church in Darmstadt, Germany.

The Russian revival style church with gold Onion domes was built between 1897-1899 by the architect Leon Benois, and used as a private chapel by the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, whose wife Alexandra was born in Darmstadt. It is named in honor of the patron saint of Tsar Nicholas' mother. It was built of Russian stone on Russian soil brought to Darmstadt by train, and used during their lifetimes by the Russian royal family and court during regular visits to the Tsarina's childhood home and to her family.[1]


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