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Yet another German church was the target of vandalism

Unknown people damaged the church on the Dreieichenhain castle grounds. According to the police's initial assessment, the historic side door was forced open with brute force.

At the same time, the perpetrators broke a window to the right of the main entrance. This is not the first time there has been vandalism to the church.

 “Nothing was stolen in the locked church,” said Markus Buss, pastor of the Protestant castle parish. A cupboard that houses technology was opened, as was the organ case on the upper floor. The exact damage cannot yet be quantified.

In recent years there have been repeated incidents of vandalism at the church and on the area around the neighboring castle ruins. As early as June 2021, perpetrators broke church windows.

On the night of February 3rd, 2024, young people vandalized the local history association’s ticket booth. They left shattered rubble behind, including scorch marks, rubbish and broken segments. So far, the perpetrators have not been identified.








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