Rosheim, the Romanesque town
Tell me about Rosheim...: Discover an eyecandy of the Romanesque Road through Alsace
The Romanesque Road through Alsace offers an invitation to explore a major aspect of our regional heritage. From Wissembourg to Feldbach, the Romanesque Road includes 120 sites, from the most prestigious to the most secret. Rosheim is one of them. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Romanesque St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, a fine example of Romanesque architecture, blending Rhenish and Lombard influences.
In 1051, the Alsatian Pope, Leon IX, confirmed the possessions of the Monastery of Hesse, amongst which figured the lower church (Niederkirch) which was no other than that of St. Peter and St. Paul. In 1150, work began on the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, which had become too small, to replace it with a larger edifice. A jewel of Romanesque Art in Alsace, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul expresses the summum of artistic expression in the 12th Century. In the realm of Alsatian Romanesque sculpture, this church occupies a prime position because of its variety and the innovation of its creations.