Known around the world for his Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, Albert Schweitzer is often associated with the village of Gunsbach where he grew up. However, before leaving for Africa, where he founded the hospital Lambaréné  Albert Schweitzer lived a few years in Strasbourg.




Having arrived in Strasbourg in 1893 at the age of 22 to study, he will leave his mark particularly around the Protestant Church of St. Thomas. Indeed, he lived at the Protestant seminary next to the church during his studies and later become its director. The seminary library, adjoining the Schweitzer building, has several of his works and books about him. St. Thomas Church still remembers the organ concerts he gave for many years to raise funds for his hospital in Gabon.


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During a visit in the footsteps of Albert Schweitzer, you will discover the special places he frequented and those that marked him and learn more about the life of this great man.