Thursday, December 10, 2009

Église Saint Paul, Strasbourg

Église Saint Paul in Strasbourg is located by one of the canals criss-crossing the city. It is a beautiful neo-Gothic stone building dating from the last decade of the 19th century.

It is an important monument from a period when Strasbourg was a part of Germany.

Strasbourg had grown in size and importance in the mid 19th century. When German and France clashed in the Franco-Prussian war 1870-1871, the city was sieged, and later conquered by the Germans. It remained German until its defeat in the First World War in 1918.

Église Saint Paul was built between 1892 and 1897 and was designed by architect Louis Muller (1842 - 1898), to be used as the protestant garrison church for the German army, after the annexation of Alsace to the German Empire in 1871.

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