Founded in 1773 in South Jutland, this heritage site is an example of a planned settlement of the Moravian Church.
The Moravian Church was a Lutheran free congregation coming from Herrnhut, Saxony.
The town was planned to represent the Protestant urban ideal, constructed around a central Church Square. The architecture is homogeneous and unadorned, with one and two-storey buildings in yellow brick with red tile roofs.
The democratic organization of the Moravian Church, with its pioneering egalitarian philosophy, is expressed in its humanistic town planning.
The settlement’s plan opens onto agricultural land and includes important buildings for the common welfare such as large communal houses for the congregation’s widows and unmarried men and women. The buildings are still used by an important community of the Moravian Church.
Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement became a member of World Heritage List in 2015.
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