St John's Church

Wissembourg, France

St. John's Church was built between the 12th and 16th centuries, though there must have been churches preceding it.  It was heavily damaged during World War II, but it has been restored. The oldest part of the building is the Romanesque tower. The tower dates from the early 13th century.

The choir, in part likewise from the 13th century, is a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic elements, and features two side chapels. To the left of the choir is the vestry, above which there is a room that must once have served as a chapel.

The 14th-century nave is now quite low, as it is covered by a modern ceiling inspired by that of the vestry.

The chapel to the south of the nave dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. Its two bays have Gothic vaults. The vaults of the northern aisle, which an inscription dates 1513, are flamboyant Gothic.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Rainer Deny (5 months ago)
Very beautiful historic church right on the old city wall. Known for frequent organ concerts.
M. S. (6 months ago)
Definitely try to attend an organ concert! A very special experience on the fantastic Thomas organ from 2015. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. After enjoying the concert, it was very easy! In 2023 only two organ concerts will take place: On August 19th. and on 26.08. always at 11 a.m.! The church itself is Protestant-simple, I like that.
Anne-Marie Stafford Axmann (2 years ago)
We enjoy the organ concerts every Saturday in July and August, for a donation that goes to the parrish's sponsored missionaries.
Béran Brosse (2 years ago)
Very nice church. The pastor who officiated was very nice. We had a great time at this place
Michèle Loiseau (3 years ago)
Nice church but very dark for photographers like me
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