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Historic Church (Eglise Historique)

" This little church is a bit hidden by trees, and yet, it is a real jewel of medieval architecture. Don’t miss its remarkable frescoes! "

Built on an ancient necropolis, the first church can be dated to the late 11th or 12th century.
The church contains evidence of all the phases of its construction. Although it has some Romanesque elements, the present building is essentially Gothic.

Archaeologically very interesting, especially for its numerous burials, the historical church of Baldenheim has a medieval painted decoration among the best preserved in Alsace.

Restoration work (1992) has brought to light or refreshed the "frescoes", which were covered with several layers of whitewash.
Most of the wall paintings in the nave date from the 14th century. Those in the choir were painted at the end of the 15th century, according to the drawings of Martin Schongauer, a very famous Alsatian engraver, and probably during his lifetime.

After the introduction of the Reformation in 1576, the church became Protestant.
In 1749, the Catholics took over the choir and kept it until a new Catholic church was built in Baldenheim in 1938.
This was the period of the simultaneum: a church shared by Protestants and Catholics.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 169m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 8
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Guided tour for groups, Guided tour for groups with reservation
  • Amenities services : Toilets
  • Languages spoken : French, German, Alsacien, English
  • Practical services : Group reception

Horaires et dates d'ouvertures susceptibles d'être modifiés en fonction des circonstances. Prenez vos précautions.

  • Mesure de protections : The service provider declares to respect the sanitary protocols, Hydroalcoholic gel available
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