In 1894, the Lutheran parish decided to build a church in the present-day Bahnhofsvorstadt. The Dresden-based architects Schilling and Gräbner were commissioned with the project. The Art Nouveau structure, which went up between 1902 and 1906, cost 600,000 marks. The hall church is a brick building with an unusual floor plan, and is faced entirely with sandstone.
External decorations include life-size figures of Paul the Apostle and Martin Luther, as well as a relief depicting the Reformer giving a sermon from the Zwickau City Hall on 1st May 1522. Under the relief read the lines: “Here I stand, for I can do nothing else. May God help me. Amen.” Inside the church, visitors shouldn't pass up the opportunity to see Fritz von Uhde's (1848-1911) fabulous altar piece. The artist was born in Wolkenburg and is considered to have been one of the most influential Impressionist painters in Germany.