As early as 1524 the parish approved the Reformed ideas. Wolfgang Capiton was its first pastor. In 1682 the building was split between Lutheran and Catholic worship, the former using the choir; a wall then separated the nave from the choir.
In the mid 19th century, on the initiative of pastor Friedrich Horning, The New Church of Saint Peter became the beacon of the Lutheran Revival that deeply marked the history of the parish. When the Catholic parish moved to a new building, the reunited church, as well as the cloister, were totally restored under the supervision of architect Carl Schäfer.
Wolfgang Capiton (1478-1541)
Wolfgang Capiton, an Alsatian theologian and reformer, took part in introducing the Reformation in Strasbourg.
Le simultaneum résulte de l’histoire alsacienne. Il s’agit d’un édifice cultuel utilisé simultanément par les deux confessions catholique et protestante.
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!