Temple Neuf

Metz, France

Temple Neuf ('New Temple') is a Protestant church in Metz. It is located on place de la Comédie (next to Opéra-Théâtre), at the center of the Jardin d'Amour on the southwestern edge of Île du Petit-Saulcy, which is surrounded by the Moselle.

The church was built by Glod, with the first stone being laid on 25 November 1901 (when Metz was a part of the German Empire), following plans by architect Conrad Wahn. It was inaugurated as the Neue evangelische Kirche on 14 May 1904 in the presence of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and his wife Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. The church is an example of Romanesque Revival architecture.



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Founded: 1901
Category: Religious sites in France

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Esraa Albarqat (6 months ago)
Amazing place in Metz loved it so much
Jaren Rogers (8 months ago)
Stunningly beautiful church. It's enjoyable walk along the river up to it. Must visit in Metz. Wasn't able to go inside but the outside is still worth the visit.
Robin Irwin (11 months ago)
Built in 1901 during the German Empire, Its construction material, a dark sandstone, contrasts with the local Jaumont limestone of the surrounding buildings. Its two bell towers, on the western facade, still evoke the cathedral of Speyer in Metz. Its style earned much criticism, during its construction, by Francophile Messins, and after 1918 by some French people, as an affront to the classical, therefore "French" harmony of the Place de la Comédie. The Temple Neuf was seen as a symbol of annexation in 1870 and was feared that it would be destroyed, nevertheless it became an emblematic place in the city of Metz. The Temple Neuf is still today a place of gathering for the Reformed Protestant community in the center of Metz.
Shaden Moss (11 months ago)
I only saw the outside, but it is a beautiful building!
meryem Dilara Akdogan (2 years ago)
Metz is a very small city but Temple Neuf is worth to see during night.
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