As early as 1521 Matthieu Zell, the curate of the Saint-Laurent parish (of the cathedral), preached and spread Martin Luther’s ideas.
In 1529, a new conception of the liturgy and of the Christian community resulted in mass being abolished. The singing by the assembly and preaching then played an important part. Images disappeared for some time, and the holy communion table replaced the altar.
The Astronomical clock built from 1571 to 1574 under the supervision of Conrad Dasypodius was a testimony of the period’s technical know-how.
Wolfgang Capiton (1478-1541)
Wolfgang Capiton, an Alsatian theologian and reformer, took part in introducing the Reformation in Strasbourg.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Albert Schweitzer was born in Kayserberg, in Alsace. His father was a pastor and very fond of music. He received his secondary education in Mulhouse. He was an exceptionally gifted person and orientated his activities in four main directions.
Martin Luther, his theology
Luther founded his theology on the Bible and more specifically on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, as far as salvation through God’s grace and not through one’s deeds was concerned. His theology was the basis of the protestant Reformation. Lutheran Churches, but other protestant Churches also embraced it and its principles.
A walk with photos, texts and maps to better guide your route. A tour realized in collaboration with Strasbourg eurométropole and l’Union des Églises protestantes d’Alsace et de Lorraine.
From 1529 to 1681, except for a short break, Strasbourg was a Protestant city. Many monuments attest to this… Discover the High Points of Protestantism in Strasbourg!