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), at the center of the Jardin d'Amour on the southwestern edge of Île du Petit-Saulcy, which is surrounded by the Moselle.
Neue evangelische Kirche
|Location||Place de la Comédie, Metz|
|Denomination||Protestant Reformed Church of Alsace and Lorraine|
|Style||Romanesque Revival architecture|
|Length||53 metres (174 ft)|
|Width||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Number of domes||1|
|Dome height (outer)||55 metres (180 ft)|
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), following plans by architect Conrad Wahn. 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. The church is an example of Romanesque Revival architecture, and has been a monument historique of France since 1930.
- Pierre Bronn (2007). Le Protestantisme en Pays Messin: Histoire et lieux de mémoire (in French). p. 190. ISBN 9782876927148.
- "Metz : quand Guillaume II défilait jusqu'au Temple neuf". Le Républicain Lorrain (in French). 22 January 2018.
- Base Mérimée: Temple protestant, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
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