The Info List - Temple Neuf

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The TEMPLE NEUF in Strasbourg
is a Lutheran church built on the site of the former Dominican convent where Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart
studied. The Temple was constructed at the end of the 19th century after the old Dominican Church was destroyed during the Siege of Strasbourg
on the night of 24 to 25 August, during the Franco-Prussian War . The ensuing fire also destroyed the libraries of the University of Strasbourg
and the City of Strasbourg
which were located at the Temple Neuf
Temple Neuf

The Dominican convent had been built in 1260 and in 1538 the Jean Sturm Gymnasium was attached. When Strasbourg
became Protestant in 1590, the library of the Protestant seminary was transferred to the convent building.

The current church building was built from 1874 to 1877 in pink sandstone and a Neo-Romanesque style. The architect was Emile Salomon . The name "Temple Neuf" is a translation of the German name "Neue Kirche" that the former Dominican Church had carried since 1681, when, with the annexation of Strasbourg