The World’s First Traveling Church

Parish Church of Emmaus (Emmaus-Kirche), built 750 years ago and located in the German village Hoyersdorf (Heuersdorf), will now have to find another place for prayer. Building weighing 660 tons will be carried entirely on a special platform in the nearby town of Bourne (Borna), which is located 12 km from the previous location. This decision was made in connection with coal mining, which is under the church. Projections of the date of the final move – 31 October. The cost of transportation will be around 3 million euros.

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  1. Zoyka says:

    Nice, though it’s nothing when compared to one of the churches in Warsaw, Poland, which had to be moved backwards a couple of metres when they were building a new road there. That was some 50-60 years ago so obviously the technology was different, and that church was bigger, too, so it must have been much more of a challenge, to move it even a couple of metres back then than it is to move the church 12 km nowadays.