Vallée de la Bruche
Alsace - Massif des Vosges - France

The temple

Nearest station: Rothau

Located on the right bank of the Bruche, Rothau was the capital of the lordship of Ban de la Roche. Count Palatine George John I of Veldenz acquired Ban in 1, comprising six communes in total, and introduced the reform in 1584. The parish of Rothau then that of Waldersbach therefore came under the Lutheran Church. From 1589 the administrative directives resulting from the attachment of Alsace to the Kingdom of France imposed on the Catholic and Protestant communities of Rothau the sharing of the same church. This simultaneum regime was used in Alsace in all the communes where the two faiths coexisted. However, a Lutheran church was built in 1724 according to the plans of a Colmar architect, Louis Michel Boltz. See the map

Visit possible on request from Mrs. Andrée BENAZETH on 0388471913 or by contacting the presbytery on 0388970212

Equipment and services

Visit formula(s)

Free tour


Free private parking for cars
Open to individuals


Entrance prices

Adult: €0

Picture gallery