Wooden churches of Lubuskie voivodeship
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Wooden churches of Lubuskie voivodeship

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Wooden churches of Lubuskie voivodeship

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Wooden churches of Lubuskie voivodeship

Wooden churches in the Lubuskie voivodeship constitute a large and diverse group of buildings with unique historical, artistic, and scientific features. There are about sixty historical churches based on a log structure, timber frame, or on a mixed structure. They are located primarily in the northern and central part of the voivodeship.

The Lubuskie voivodeship is a territory including areas of various historical and geographic affiliation, and therefore, with a variegated and rich historical legacy, preserved in tangible cultural heritage. These are the areas of Silesia, Brandenburg (Margraviate), Greater Poland, Lower Lusatia, the marches, Posen-West Prussia. The affiliation of individual areas to different states and religious transformations had an enormous impact on the sacred architecture of today’s Lubuskie voivodeship.

In the collection under consideration, large part of the buildings are churches and congregations which were initially Catholic and then were adapted for the purposes of the Protestant liturgy. The relationship between their function and structure is particularly visible and interesting. There are also Catholic churches present in this area, which have retained their character or had only episodes of Evangelical affiliation. After the World War II, most of the buildings were consecrated for the purposes of Catholic denomination. In some cases, this involved the need of interior reorganisation. Almost all buildings are still used for religious purposes.

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