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Eglise Saint Adelphe

Eglise Saint Adelphe

Between 1196 and 1202, the bishop of Strasbourg gave the Augustinian nuns of Schoenensteinbach the parish church of Wittenheim and the chapel of Kingersheim. At the end of the 12th century, the chapel received a relic of its patron saint and became a very popular place of pilgrimage. In 1829, the chapel of Saint Adelphe became the parish church of Kingersheim. Built between 1859 and 1861 according to the plans of the architect Jean-Baptiste Schacre in replacement of the old chapel, the church of St Adelphe is equipped with a clock system of which there are only 2 examples in Alsace. Inside, a real treasure is nestled, a Virgin and Child, a historical monument commissioned in 1515 by the convent of Schoenensteinbach. The statue has been exhibited in the Louvre Museum. The artificial grotto in front of the church was built in 1919. The inhabitants of the village had sworn to build it during the 1914-1918 war if their village was spared.

Technical information

46 Rue de Hirschau
68260 Kingersheim
Lat : 47.7925587Lng : 7.3391086
232 m
271 d