Pastor of the parish, Jean Marbach enforced Lutheran orthodoxy to in Strasbourg early in the second half of the 16th century. The choir was rebuilt in 1905. The interior contains traces of frescoes, a beautiful Renaissance pulpit and a gallery awaiting restoration.
In the early 20th century a young pastor Albert Schweitzer was a vicar until he left for Lambaréné in 1913.
On 11 April 1908 he blessed the wedding of Théodor Heuss, President of the Federal German Republic to be, with the journalist Elly Knapp. He also played many of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works at the organ.
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Jean Calvin (1509-1564)
A generation after Luther, the Frenchman Jean Calvin became the organiser of the Reformation : he organised the Church, shaped the doctrine and defined the role of the Church in state government.
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.
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!