Temple Neuf, Metz

Temple Neuf (French pronunciation: ​[tɑ̃pl nœf], meaning "New Temple") is a Protestant church in Metz, France. It is located on place de la Comédie (next to Opéra-Théâtre),[3] at the center of the Jardin d'Amour on the southwestern edge of Île du Petit-Saulcy, which is surrounded by the Moselle.

Temple Neuf
Neue evangelische Kirche
Temple Neuf de Metz und Pont des Roches.jpg
View from rue des Roches
49°07′14″N 06°10′19″E / 49.12056°N 6.17194°E / 49.12056; 6.17194Coordinates: 49°07′14″N 06°10′19″E / 49.12056°N 6.17194°E / 49.12056; 6.17194
LocationPlace de la Comédie, Metz
DenominationProtestant Reformed Church of Alsace and Lorraine
Architect(s)Conrad Wahn[1]
StyleRomanesque Revival architecture[2]
Years built1901–1904[1][2]
Length53 metres (174 ft)[2]
Width26 metres (85 ft)[2]
Number of domes1
Dome height (outer)55 metres (180 ft)[2]
Reference no.PA00106919[3]
View from place de la Comédie

The church was built by Glod, with the first stone being laid on 25 November 1901 (when Metz was a part of the German Empire),[2] following plans by architect Conrad Wahn.[1] It was inaugurated as the Neue evangelische Kirche on 14 May 1904 in the presence of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and his wife Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.[2] The church is an example of Romanesque Revival architecture,[2] and has been a monument historique of France since 1930.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Pierre Bronn (2007). Le Protestantisme en Pays Messin: Histoire et lieux de mémoire (in French). p. 190. ISBN 9782876927148.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Metz : quand Guillaume II défilait jusqu'au Temple neuf". Le Républicain Lorrain (in French). 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Base Mérimée: Temple protestant, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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