Joseph's Church (Strasbourg)

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The Josefskirche ( French : Église Saint-Joseph ) is a Roman Catholic church in the Kœnigshoffen (formerly Königshofen) district of Strasbourg .


The neo-Romanesque church was built according to a design by the architects Franz Lütke (1860–1929) and Heinrich Backes (1866–1931). The groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 30, 1899 Bishop Adolf Fritzen ago, on 17 February 1901, the church was consecrated. The adjacent rectory, a mixture of neo-Romanesque, neo-renaissance and half-timbered houses , was built at the same time.

The church is equipped with a 45 meter high bell tower . Inside, the nave (31 meters long, 15 meters wide, 16 meters high) joins a 12 meter long, 9 meter wide and 10.5 meter high choir . The colored glazing was designed by Martin von Feuerstein . The Marienaltar was created in 1904 by Franz Joseph Simmler in the Offenburg workshop .

The organ , which has been modified several times and restored in 1988, dates from 1825 and was originally in the Johanniskirche ; it was installed in the Josefskirche in 1901.

The church is oriented to the north and is brought to the fore in terms of urban planning thanks to the well-preserved surroundings that were created around the same time.



Web links

Commons : Josefskirche (Strasbourg)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Church art workshop, Brothers Moroder Franz Jos. Simmler's Nachf. Altarbau - sculpture in wood and stone; founded since 1881, Offenburg in Baden . [Munich, approx. 1910], Fig. 5. 23.

Coordinates: 48 ° 34 ′ 49 ″  N , 7 ° 42 ′ 45 ″  E