Day of the open Mosque - Şehitlik-Mosque

Today is the "Day of the open Mosque" where over 20 mosques in Berlin are opening their doors to visitors.

I chose to visit the Şehitlik Mosque in Neukölln as well as Germany's oldest Muslim cemetery (over 200 years old) which is located on the same piece of land. Turkish members of the Prussian army received the land from King Frederick William III.
The Şehitlik Mosque was built in 1983 on the Turkish cemetery from which it borrowed the name Şehit ( = maryr).

The building itself is an example of Classic 16th and 17th Turkish-Ottoman architecture while the interior decoration seems unusual for the classic period: Ceramic and marble elements complement each other to form a real gem.

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