Freiburg Germany Temple Layered Wood Plaque
The Freiberg Germany Temple Plaque
This multi-layer "mandala style" temple plaque is an original design. This detailed art piece is created out of 9 layers of laser-cut birch and stained birch, including navy stained birch, as well as, mahogany and red oak woods. The background design is inspired by the huge stained glass window on the front of the building.
Each layer is slightly different than the one above and uses design elements that reflect the unique architectural detail found in this specific temple, an effect that is relaxing and mesmerizing.
This unique piece of inspirational artwork makes a special gift for friends, newly weds and loved ones. It can be showcased in your home or office, hung on a wall or displayed on a desk or shelf.
The Freiberg Germany Temple Layer Plaque has been created in 3 sizes. This custom laser cut design is gorgeous and durable and includes a wooden box for shipping and storage, though you will want to show it off in a prominent place.
The Freiberg Germany Temple (formerly the Freiberg GDR Temple) is located in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. The church announced the temple in October 1982, ground was broken for construction on April 23, 1983, and the temple was dedicated on June 29 and June 30, 1985.
Built in what was then the German Democratic Republic, the Freiberg Germany Temple was the first LDS temple in a communist state. After 1957, East German governmental restrictions on foreign travel prevented the country's Latter-day Saints—about 5,000 in 1970—from easily obtaining visas to travel to the temple. Church members repeatedly applied for visas, were rejected, then applied again. An attempt in the early 1970s by Henry Burkhardt, the de jure head of the church in East Germany, to present the government with a list of 300 church members interested in visiting the temple almost led to his arrest.