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Wissembourg

On the paths of the pilgrims of St. James in Alsace

Benedictine Abbey Church of St. Peter and Paul

N 49° 2’ 13.61", E 7° 56’ 29.3"

High Gothic cloister, Romanesque Peter and Paul Chapel (11th century). Important medieval furnishings, among others: Stained glass (12th/15th c.), sculptures (15th c.), murals (14th c.).

Prot. parish church St. John

N 49° 2’ 19", E 7° 56’ 34.1"

The origin of the church of St. John dates back to the 7th century and is connected with the foundation of the monastery of Weissenburg. The present appearance of the building is characterized by the Gothic architectural styles of the 13th-15th centuries. In the 15th century, the reformer and humanist Martin Bucer preached in this town church of Wissembourg.

Catholic parish church

N 49° 1’ 49.9", E 7° 58’ 5.5"

Richly decorated lintel in the west portal with inscription, in the arch field God’s Lamb (11th-15th c.).