St Marien am Behnitz

Church in Spandau

This modest house of worship was the first Catholic church in Brandenburg, built in the 1720s under 'Soldier King' Friedrich I as an incentive for Belgians to come to Spandau to work in his gun factories. Extensive restoration has seen the return of the hand-painted murals, the decorative stucco and the stained-glass windows. It now hosts concerts and cultural events as well as twice-weekly mass.