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The Younger Church of St. Peter is one of the main Protestant temple buildings in Strasbourg, due to its unique architectural style.
"The Younger"; the church became in fact of its foundation, since three churches of St. Peter had already been built in the city before it: Old Catholic, Old Protestant and Younger Catholic. They were built according to various sources around the 9th-10th centuries. The younger Protestant was built in the XI century, and did not become Protestant immediately. Initially, the temple was Catholic, but by the Pope's decision it was handed over to the Protestants in 1524.
It took a long time to complete the church. The first premises, created in the XI century, were eventually given over to the crypt, which is still there today. The main buildings of the church were added only in the XIV century. The interior decoration corresponds to the late Gothic style. Most of the stained glass windows have been perfectly preserved to our time.
For a long time, St. Peter's Church did not have its own organ, which was brought from Germany only in 1780.
By the beginning of the 20th century, all the premises of the church needed urgent restoration, and due to the dilapidation of the church, it was closed for an indefinite period. Only after the Second World War, the temple was restored by German craftsmen. Since the 1950s, services have resumed in the church. In parallel, excursions began to be held here.
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