/ / Church. Paul: photos, description Eglise Saint-Paul)

Church. Paul: photos, description Eglise Saint-Paul)

St. Paul's Church in Strasbourg - the current Protestant Church. It's not the oldest building in the city - the Church is one of the buildings of the so-called "Imperial" period.

It was built in the style of "new Gothic" in the late nineteenth century as a garrison Church in Strasbourg at that time was the German garrison. The purpose of the Church played a role in the formation of its appearance - so it was built for a large number of parishioners (the capacity of the Church was about three thousand people), which was supposed to enter at different doors, according to their military rank. All entrances to the temple, there are sixteen - two times more than, for example, in the Strasbourg Cathedral. The architect of this temple was Louie Mueller, whose source of inspiration may have served the St. Elisabeth Cathedral in the German city of Marburg, with him at St. Paul's Church reveals some similarities.

After the First world war, the Church was transferred to the reformed congregation of Alsace and Lorraine. During the Second world war the building suffered damage from air strikes of the allied forces, its restoration began only a few years ago, in this century. The explosions destroyed one of the chapels and some of the stained glass Windows. Those stained glass Windows that survived during the war, "finished off" the storm - what happened after 15 years of strong hail. Therefore, the stained-glass Windows of the Church are not original but restored.

The height of the spires of the Church reaches 76 meters, which she recognized as one of the tallest religious buildings of Strasbourg. Inside the temple you can see frescoes depicting angels, evangelists and some of the leaders of the reformation. In the Church an organ of the XIX century, created by master Eberhard a Walker and a recognized historical monument.

In Strasbourg, the Church of St. Paul located at the confluence of two tributaries of the Rhine, on the small island of St. Helena is near the historic part of the city.