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Eglise Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg

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Listen to the same organ Mozart used in 1778 at Eglise Saint-Thomas, a late-Gothic Protestant church. This church is internationally renowned for its historic and musically significant organs: the 1741 Silbermann organ played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1778, and a 1905 organ built by Fritz Haerpfer. The church's impressive collection includes a late-Gothic representation of Saint Michael, the second-largest fresco of its kind in France. Many of the medieval leaded windows are still intact, including the rose stained glass toward the front of the building. This Protestant church is also known for the famous, richly decorated sarcophagus of Bishop Adelochus (1130), and the huge, late-Baroque mausoleum of Marshall Maurice de Saxe (1777), created by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Other remarkable monuments include the Renaissance tombstone of Nikolaus Roeder von Tiersberg (1510), which is notable for its realistic depiction of his decaying corpse. Use our Strasbourg trip planner to add Eglise Saint-Thomas and other attractions to your Strasbourg vacation plans.
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  • We just happened upon this church in our exploration of the city, and we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. The organ Mozart played alone is worth seeing, but there is much to enjoy here. 
    We just happened upon this church in our exploration of the city, and we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. The organ Mozart played alone is worth seeing, but there is much to enjoy here.  more »
  • Also nice to visit is the « St Thomas' Church" who is a historical building. It is the main “Lutherian” church of the city since its Cathedral became to be “Catholic” again after the annexation of... 
    Also nice to visit is the « St Thomas' Church" who is a historical building. It is the main “Lutherian” church of the city since its Cathedral became to be “Catholic” again after the annexation of...  more »
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  • Heard a beautiful organ recital here. Amazing preserved history. Mozart played the organ, which is still there today.
  • Perhaps not the most decorative church in Strasbourg, but it is the main protestant church of the city and one that is a hall church which is very different from the other cathedrals here. Upon entering one can pick up a guide in different languages on the church's history and details of the mausoleum of the French Marshal Maurice de Saxe (dated to 1777).

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