Largest Shaolin Buddhist Temple Outside China Opens in Berlin

November 26, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle,,1408550,00.html?maca=en-moreover-topstories-eng-566-rdf

On November 26, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "The ancient order of the Shaolin fighting monks have a new home in the German capital after the largest Shaolin Buddhist temple outside China opened in Berlin on Thursday...Shaolin is a school of Buddhism, founded in the middle of the first millenneum in the Henan province of China. Over time, the form of kung fu practiced there became famous all over China and later, the world.   The new temple in Berlin, officially opened on Thursday evening with celebrities and stars in attendance, is the next step for the ancient order of fighting monks as they attempt to establish more houses of worship in Germany."