Frescoes in the Marienkirche, Bergen, Island of Rügen.
The Marienkirche in Bergen, the capital of the island of Rügen, is completely covered with frescoes, discovered behind layers of plaster at the end of the 19th century. The partly abstract and psychedelical murals were restored then, but now they need restoration again. The church seeks donations. The Marienkirche is a great example of the Backsteingotik, the brick architecture of the Gothic period, typical of the regions around the Baltic Sea. Photo Paul Smit.