St. Nicholas Church

Strasbourg, France

Saint Nicholas Church is a small Gothic church where Jean Calvin led services and preached in 1538. The Church no longer functions as a parish church, today it is used by a Charismatic group called 'Renouveau Saint Nicholas'.

The church was built between 1387 and 1454 on the site of an earlier church dedicated to Mary Magdalene. This earlier church, which dated from 1182, was founded by the Knight Walther Spender and had been built on the site of a small Roman fort. The tower with its tapering spire was erected in 1585 . The interior was remodeled during the 17th Century. The façade and the sacristy, which date from 1905, are by Émile Salomon, the architect of the Temple Neuf.

The interior contains remains of 15th Century frescoes. The 1707 organ of the brothers Andreas and Gottfried Silbermann was dismantled in 1967.

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Founded: 1387-1454
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)

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Nguyen Mai Trang (5 months ago)
Albert Schweitzer was vicar twice here (in 1900 and in 1919)
조안나 (3 years ago)
Dr. Schweizer from Algerian Kegerze, who worked as a pastor, stopped by while passing by Petite France. Very small and quiet.
조안나 (3 years ago)
Dr. Schweizer from Algerian Kegerze, who worked as a pastor, stopped by while passing by Petite France. Very small and quiet.
Alec Pugh (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit very enjoyable.
Alec Pugh (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit very enjoyable.
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