Spandovia Sacra

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Originally built in the Middle Ages and since modified, this building is home to a small exhibition about the Reformation with a focus on Brandenburg and Spandau, where elector Joachim II introduced the Luther-style service in 1539. The changing exhibits use books, paintings, documents, chalices and other religious objects to open a window on the past.

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