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Lutheran Church of Ascension (Augusta Victoria Hospital)

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Phone Number: +972 2 6284373 / 6280111
Opening Hours: Summer (April-September) Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.; Winter (October-March), Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Martin Buber Street, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

Located on the north side of the Mount of Olives, the Augusta Victoria is a hospital and church. Named after Empress Augusta Victoria, the wife of German Kaiser Wilhelm II, it was built between 1907 and 1910. The complex includes the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. During World War II, it was converted into a hospital by the British. The bell tower of the Church is one of the landmarks of the Jerusalem skyline, standing 50 meters high. The interior of the Church is covered with beautiful frescoes, mosaics, and other decorations.

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