YMCA – Qingdao Old Town

YMCA, Qingdao Old Town

The former site of YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is located in Qingdao Old town on ZheJiang Road, just down the hill from St. Michael’s Cathedral. The Qingdao YMCA was built between 1899 and 1914 during the German Occupation but the original owner remains unknown.The YMCA has three floors above ground and one basement level. Built of brick, stone, and wood it has a total ground area of 3,308 square meters with 3,041.75 square meters of floor space. The two castle like structures which stand at the two ends of the facade are crowned with green domes. The rectangle windows that dominate the facade, along with the castle like structures, reflect the significance of the building in Qingdao’s Old Town.


Site of the former YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association)
9 ZheJiang Road
Completed in 1914
Shinan District: Shandong Province, Qingdao, P.R. China
青岛基督教青年会旧址: 中国山东省青岛市市南区 浙江路9号

Photograph © Colton Dirks

YMCA – Qingdao Old Town
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