Saint Thomas church (Eglise St. Thomas)

In 1996, this church with nave and side aisles of equal height celebrated its 800th anniversary. This type of church is unique in Alsace and it is not only a place for mass, but for cultural events as well.

Often, Saint Thomas church is called the cathedral for Protestants. It is consecrated to the apostle Thomas who was first critical against the concept of church. He doubted the Resurrection, because he neither saw, nor felt Christ. However, he got over his doubts and found his way to God.

Albert Schweitzer organised several times organ concerts in this church dating from the 9th century, in order to collect donations for his hospitals in Africa. The organ was built, just like the organ in the Cathedral of Our Lady, by André Silbermann in the 17th century.

There are several graves in the church as well, like for example the final resting-place of the marshal Maurice, Count of Saxony (1696-1750), a famous French general. It was designed and built by the artist Jean-Baptiste Pigalle from 1756 to 1776 and it is made of marble. Other interesting graves are those of the patrician Nikolaus Roder von Tiersberg and the Adelochsarg dating (~1130).

Quai Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg

Opening hours in winter: Monday t o Saturday from 10am to 12.10pm and from 12.30pm to 5pm.

Opening hours in summer: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12.10pm and from 12.30pm to 5pm. Sunday: 12pm to 17pm
In January, the church is only open for mass at 10.30am.
During the first two weeks in February, the church keeps closed for tourists.

Every Sunday morning, there is mass in German and French:
At 9.15am in German and at 10.30am in French.


Guided visits are possible as agreed:
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 32 14 46

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