For years man has been arguing about a church window in a parish in Hanover. The dispute could go as far as the Federal Constitutional Court. The founder is no stranger.
In the Evangelical Lutheran parish of the Marktkirche in Hanover, there is a dispute over a church window donated by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD). According to a report by the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” (“HAZ”), a non-public meeting of the community assembly on Sunday was controversial
The newspaper quotes the chairman of the church council who remembers “a lively discussion”. Critics accuse the board of directors that. The community was not sufficiently involved in the decision for the Reformation window of the former chancellor.
There was no vote on the installation of the church window: too few parishioners were present – only 66 believers were there, according to the report, 90 would have been necessary. The church window has been arguing in Hanover since 2017.
Church in Hanover: dispute over church windows by Schröder
According to the report, the higher regional court of Celle will deal with the church window on November 30th, which shows a figure of Luther and five fat flies among others. The reason: An appeal process is underway here, which critics of the stained glass window, which cost around 150,000 euros, have tried.
The plaintiffs include the stepson of the post-war architect Dieter Oesterlen, Georg Bissen. Oesterlen had the church in Hanover renewed after the Second World War.
Design by the artist Markus Luepertz: Former Chancellor Schröder donated the church window to the market parish in Hanover. (Source: Harald Koch / epd / imago images)
Bite is its copyright legacy. He therefore fears that the 13-meter-high stained church window could die and destroy the simple structure of the church interior. The copyright dispute between the parish and Bissen, who lives in Tokyo, could drag on for several years. Because after the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Celle, an appeal procedure before the Federal Court of Justice is also conceivable.