Church Saint-Adelphe to Neuwiller les saverne
Two leagues of Saverne, at the foot of the Vosges, lies Neuwiller. It is an incontrovertible and known to all the people who were willing to make attention, that the ancient religious establishments were, almost without exception, built in the most picturesque sites. This truth still finds its application to Neuwiller. When you have exceeded Steinbourg and you'll be out of the small forest which dominates the village of Dossenheim height, you see, to a demi-lieue before you, beautiful white houses of the city, appearing at this distance as the favoured residence of a princely residence; the church towers, surmounted by stone statues, contribute significantly to this effect; to the left stands the mountains dominated by the ruins of the castle of Herrenstein; at the bottom the Valley extends along the chain of the Vosges, in to Soultz and Haguenau, right the two Bastberg; and all this scope, rich in culture, productions and varied colors, form a set, a delightful look. But, as to contre-partie this laughing table, it enters Neuwiller in leaving to right the Protestant Cemetery, left Catholics: in the middle of the beautiful nature the Tomb, the last refuge of the misfortune, the end of any magnitude, earthly joys and happiness!
On the side of Saverne, Neuwiller had a suburb, which only a decade, has lost this character by the demolition of the old door which resulted this suburb. The wall still exists for the most part, but sur-bâti; fortification ditches are transformed into beautiful gardens, some annuitants and retired officers. on the side of the property of Mr. de Reissenbach there is still an ancient square tower that was part of the fortifications.
Two churches exist in Neuwiller, which are worthy of note: the Church of Saint-Adelphe, today the protestant church, and the Catholic parish church.
The Church of Saint-Adelphe is of Byzantine style and dates back to the twelfth century. There are a few years that the choir of this church, which was in the Gothic style, was demolished due to dilapidation. The provision in the plan was the crucial form with aisles; at both ends of the front are two round towers which go beyond the birth of the roof; destroyed by I don't know what accident, they were rebuilt on the old plan by the architect Maeslle, during general repairs claimed by the construction. Gateway, placed between these two turrets, is full-arch, surmounted of a byzantine rosette; the set is simple and severe, and a perfect symmetry. She was the former parish church of the city and was consecrated to saint Adelphe, whose relics were transported, August 29 826, Metz in Neuwiller, following orders from Drogo, brother of Louis-le-Débonnaire, and were deposited in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. It is in the choir of the Church, behind the high altar, that were relics of the saint.
In 1496 Pope Alexandre IV incorporated this church to the Abbey, and the Abbey Church became the collegiate church. Albert of Bavaria was then Bishop of Strasbourg; This change came with his approval and that of Abbot Hugo Fegersheim and the canons of Saint-Adelphe. The assets of the two churches were reunited, the convent was secularized and the Abbey crossee and mitree.
Hugo de Fegersheim was the last Abbot of the convent and died in April 1499.
Jean Vogt was the first prior and died July 5, 1547. In 1563 the Church of Saint-Adelphe was ceded to the protestants, but the chorus where the relics of the saint were was separated from the Church by a wall, and divine service continued to be celebrated by the canons.
Source: Saverne and its surroundings by c. G. Klein and Eugène Laville
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Church Saint-Adelphe, The Church of Saint-Adelphe is of Byzantine style and dates back to the twelfth century. There are a few years that the choir of this church, which was in the Gothic style, was demolished due to dilapidation. The provision in the plan was the crucial form with aisles; at both ends of the front are two round towers which go beyond the birth of the roof neuwiller les saverne, bas rhin
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