Église Sainte-Croix

Kaysersberg Vignoble, France

The Église de l′Invention de la Sainte-Croix (Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross) is the mostly medieval parish church of the small town of Kaysersberg. The church is situated on the Romanesque Road of Alsace thanks to its ornate sandstone portal from ca. 1230-1235.

The Holy Cross Church was built in the first half of the 13th century, then expanded and modified in the 15th century, and finally partially modified again in the first half of the 19th century, when the steeple was crowned with its characteristic dome.

The church is filled with notable artworks, all of which are classified as Monuments historiques. Chief among them are the large wooden polychrome altarpiece of the Passion of Jesus, a 1518 work by the Colmar master Hans Bongart and a large triumphal cross, height 425 cm, from the late 15th century.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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Jose Antonio Leiva Rey (3 months ago)
Very well preserved place of prayer and meditation, where silence and tranquility are noticeable. The room is divided into three naves, a central one and two lateral ones. From the central one we can see in height, a fairly large and very well made image of the crucifixion. The place can be visited and is a good place to rest and meditate a little before continuing on our way. Recommendable.
Jo Jan Debra (6 months ago)
Beautiful old church in Kaysersberg Village, impressed by the statue of Jesus.
Luca (6 months ago)
Nice medieval church located in the village.
MJ Netjes (9 months ago)
Beautiful little church in Kaysersberg. If you visit the village, also enter this church. It is an oasis of calm and is beautiful inside to admire, such as the large altarpiece.
Dieter Klepp (10 months ago)
Slightly gloomy church built between the 13th and 16th centuries. A relic of the Holy Cross is said to be kept here.
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