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    Eglise du Temple-Neuf

    Place du Temple-Neuf
    Strasbourg, 67000
    +33 3 88 32 89 89
    This church is a reminder to the people of Strasbourg of a terrible waste. Where this church now stands, there used to be a majestic Dominican church, the second biggest religious building in Strasbourg after the cathedral. For some time, Maitre Eckart and his disciple, Jean Tauler, used to teach there in the 14th century. Under Louis XIV, the Dominican church became the new headquarters of the Protestant parish, which had previously been based in the cathedral; hence the name 'Temple Neuf' (New Temple). It was also the home of the town library which held over 400 000 works and manuscripts, many of which were unique. All this was ravaged by fire during the siege on the town in 1870. A church was built in its place between 1874 and 1877 in a Roman-Byzantine style. A very imposing structure, it houses the only remainder of the old church, the gravestone of Tauler...
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