Église Saint-Thomas
Église Saint-Thomas
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martoo11
Yaxley, UK69 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
Such history in this church. A beautiful fresco and incredible sculpture. It was not our list of things to see and we happened to run across it. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to Strasbourg. Do a little research before you go if you can. All of the signs are in French and there is no English guide.
Written July 3, 2012
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Fremdenfuhrer
Boulder, CO215 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
This church seems less visited than it should be given it's fascinating interior. The sepulcher of the Marechal de Saxe near the rear of the sanctuary should not be missed, neither should its history. This military hero of Louis XIV's France was denied burial in Catholic Cemeteries or churches and found his final resting place in Protestant Alsace. Also worth seeing us the organ console on which Mozart played during his brief period of residence in Strasbourg. As you walk back toward the church entrance from de Saxe's tomb look up at the Silbermann organ. It is beautiful to see, but if you are lucky enough to be in Strasbourg for a concert go and hear it by all means.
Written June 22, 2014
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34aussie
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Oct 2019
This church is in contrast to the Catholic Churches. The layout is simple....it reflects the style of easily protestant churches. Make sure to see the organ.
Written October 8, 2019
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Fsoclcly
Munich, Germany87 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
We visited St Thomas when in Strasbourg, and I went up to see the organ, the oganist allow me to try it since I am organist too, and that was an amazin experience, I will remember this all my life. W.A. Mozart played that organ in 1700's and said that this was the best organ in region.
Written January 13, 2017
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amreltouny
cairo - egypt144 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
It is the main Lutheran church of the city. It is nicknamed the "Protestant Cathedral" or the Old Lady, and the only example of a hall church in the Alsace region (a church with nave and side aisles of approximately equal height, often united under a single immense roof. In contrast to a traditional basilica, which lets in light through a clerestory in the upper part of the nave, a hall church is lit through windowed side walls typically spanning the full height of the interior).

The site on which the current church stands was used as a place of worship under the patronage of Thomas the Apostle as early as the sixth century. In 1196, construction began on the façade of a new, fortress-like building with an imposing steeple, built in the Roman style. Interrupted several times, the building work was completed in 1521, in the style of the late Gothic. In 1524, the church converted to the Protestant faith, a status which it maintained despite annexation of Alsace to the Catholic France.

It is approximately 65 metres long and 30 metres wide, with a height of 22m (30m under the late-Gothic cupola). The church is internationally renowned for its historic and musically-significant organs: the 1741 Silbermann organ, played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1778.

Of the medieval leaded windows, only the rose at the front of the church remains intact. In the nave, the upper parts of the windows are lavishly decorated with architectural and botanical motifs. The representations of saints that were originally found below were destroyed in the 16th century by Protestant iconoclasts.

Monuments at the church date from between 1130 and 1850. Most famous are the richly decorated sarcophagus of Bishop Adelochus (1130) and the huge, late-Baroque mausoleum of Marshall Maurice de Saxe (1777), created by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
Written January 14, 2016
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pobSomersetEngland
somerset england32 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Very simple, very beautiful and home to wonderful music. Quite a contrast to the splendour of the cathedral.
Written October 6, 2015
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Máire O
Cork, Ireland116 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
This is a beautiful church in the centre of Strasbourg. There are two organs and a beautiful representation of stained glass. However, most importantly, the organ Mozart played, which is wonderful and so olde worlde', it is on the left hand side as you enter this beautiful, peaceful and prayerful oasis in the Centre of busy busy Strasbourg.
Written January 7, 2015
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notacanada
Toronto, Canada888 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
This Catholic and now Lutheran church since the 15th century, is known for Mozart who performed, while in Strasbourg, on the Silbermann organ and for its famous Nobel Price recipient and pastor Albert Schweitzer. The church has numerous early tomb slabs and sarcophagus as well as from the classical period, a funeral monument dedicated to the Maréchal de Saxe. This church is a haven of quiet and peace.
Written December 14, 2014
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alelcoate
Basildon, UK341 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Unlike the Cathedral this was almost deserted and very easy to stroll around and appreciate the interior and the exhibition of art.

A most pleasant interlude of peace and solitude in a busy City!
Written August 19, 2012
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Elcie
Pittsburgh, PA198 contributions
May 2011 • Couples
A nice contrast to visit this Protestant church as well as the grand Cathedral...take the time to check it out. A nice lady runs the postcard section and I tried to speak to her in fractured French and she spoke to me in Italian thinking I was Italian....neither of us understood each other but she was so sweet! A very historic and beautiful church to see.
Written June 17, 2011
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