Temple Saint-Étienne

Mulhouse, France

The Temple Saint-Étienne (Protestant St. Stephen's Church) is a Calvinist church located in the city of Mulhouse.  Its 97 metre high bell tower is the highest steeple in the department of Haut-Rhin. The church was designed by the city architect Jean-Baptiste Schacre. The current church was built between 1859 and 1866.

A considerable part of the furnishings of the previous building were used in the St. Stephen's church of Jean-Baptiste Schacre. The most important of all the artistic treasures of the city of Mulhouse are the large leaded-glass windows from 1320 to 1350, famous for their vivid design and rich colors. They were originally in the choir and were set into the clerestory windows. The Baroque choir stalls of dark oak are from 1637. The stone church monument of Baron Friedrich Ludwig Waldner von Freundstein (1735), an important work of the local late Baroque period, was erected in the assembly room of the new church.



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Founded: 1859-1866
Category: Religious sites in France

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Mini Rag (7 months ago)
A charming church, protestant. There is no ostentatious cross or large portraits, just an old book (Bible) on the altar. The carvings outside the church are super impressive, and the inside is unique as well. You can take the stairs to have a view from the top. It is all free (though remember God is watching, so make a donation!)
N P (Niki) (8 months ago)
Visited on a Monday, unfortunately it was closed so could not go inside.
John Michelle (9 months ago)
All part of learning while visiting. Pretty church in a nice surrounding.
deilgin deilgin (15 months ago)
The most important building of Mulhouse area. Iconic and great Architecture, the exact heart of the city. Almost all touristic spots and shopping streets are located around this church.
1girl 1passport (2 years ago)
Located on Réunion Square, in the heart of Mulhouse, this temple was built between 1858 and 1868 on the site of a church dating from the 12th century. His plans are due to J.B. Schacre, in a neo-Gothic style then very fashionable. It still houses the magnificent stained glass windows that were in this old church. The latter are among the most beautiful in the Upper Rhine.
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