Walking tours of Strasbourg often make a stop at St. Thomas Church. Take a moment to admire the church’s castle-like façade, then head inside to explore the interiors or join a guided tour to learn more. Highlights include a 32-foot (10-meter) tall fresco of Saint Michael and an 18th-century Silbermann organ that was once played by Mozart. Don’t miss a visit to the crypt, home to a number of 18th- and 19th-century tombs. Most notable is the Marshal of Saxony mausoleum, the work of sculptor J.B. Pigalle.
Things to know before you go
- Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate the unique design of St. Thomas Church, which has five naves and a single tower.
- The church is free to visit, but donations are welcomed.
- Sunday mass is held each week at the church in French and German. Guided tours are available by reservation only.
- The church is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How to get there
St. Thomas Church is located in the southwestern part of Strasbourg’s Grande Île, just a 5-minute walk from the Covered Bridges and La Petite France. The closest tram stop is Langstross Grand'Rue, less than a 5-minute walk from the church.
When to get there
The church is open to visitors Monday to Saturday, and mass is held every Sunday. Winter visitors may find that the church is closed in February and March outside of service times. If you’re visiting Strasbourg’s famous Christmas markets, look out for Christmas carol concerts held at St. Thomas Church over the holiday season.
Landmarks of Strasbourg’s Grand Île
Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed Grand Île is the city’s historic heart and is crammed with notable landmarks. The Cathedral of Notre Dame is the city’s star attraction and offers panoramic views from its 216-foot (66-meter) high bell tower. Nearby, the Palais Rohan (Rohan Palace) now houses some of Strasbourg’s top museums, while the Maison Kammerzell is a fine example of the city’s half-timbered medieval townhouses. Close to the St. Thomas Church, must-sees include the picturesque La Petite France district and the Covered Bridges.
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- Tanners House (Maison des Tanneurs)
- Grande Île
- Alsatian Museum (Musée Alsacien)
- Kamerzell House (Maison Kammerzell)
- Strasbourg Covered Bridges (Ponts Couverts)
- Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg)
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- Vauban Dam (Barrage Vauban)
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