The church was financed by private donations from wealthy Königsberg residents and designed by architects Franz Krah and Friedrich Heitmann. Heavily damaged during World War, the remains of the church were set to be pulled down in the 1960s before architect Yuri Vaganov convinced officials it could be rebuilt as a puppet theatre, a role it continues to serve today. The building has therefore been rebuilt to look much like it did before WWII while the interior has been completely remodelled.
Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu.