Passing by the German Kirche (church) gives off an impression of mystery and a fleeting glimpse of a German Altstadt. The church is located in the European part of Tashkent. It was built in 1899 by the German community, which was rather vast in that period.
The small brick Gothic building stands out immediately from its surrounding trees. The area of the church is full of comfort, harmony and calm. As for me, it is absolutely surprising to see a medieval construction modestly nestled among local residences. The outside contrast is unique and might trick your perception for some time.
The interior decoration is similar to a European church, with a row of pews, stained glass windows and a priest altar. Due to the modest size of the inner space, you will not feel as tiny as in a huge Gothic temple.
Worship service happens only on Sundays. Unfortunately, service is not open to the public, but if you call them beforehand to let them know of your intention to visit, you will be more than welcome.
The German Kirche is a European “island” in an Asian city and it’s worthwhile to see by everyone interested in ancient architectural styles.