The original 12th-century church that once stood on this spot in the city’s center was demolished in the 1800s. The edifice that now stands majestically on Place de la Réunion, and is sometimes called The Cathedral of Mulhouse, is a Protestant church designed by J. B. Schacre and built between 1858 and 1868. The spectacular stained-glass windows are from the original church. Today, many cultural events take place inside, and Saint-Etienne is the center of attention during the Christmas Market that takes place outside on the plaza each December.
The main steeple houses five bells that were made in Zurich in 1867. When you step inside, notice the 14th-century leaded glass windows and the Baroque-era choir stalls. If you wonder about the organ, it was made in the workshop of Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, but it’s been altered since it was put in place in 1866.