Silbermann organ Meißenheim

Silbermann Orgel

The jewels in the Protestant Baroque church, which was completed in 1766, include the stucco marble pulpit and altar as well as the well-known Silbermann organ (named after Johann Andreas Silbermann from Strasbourg), on which concerts by famous composers have repeatedly been given.

Even the world-famous Nobel Prize laureate, doctor and organ virtuoso Albert Schweizer demonstrated his art of playing here.

History of the Silbermann organ:

13. April 1772


1790 to 1801


1826 to 1847



1928 and Subsequent years



The local council decides to have the organ rebuilt by Johann Andreas Silbermann.

Trompetbaß 8′ by Conrad Sauer

Repairs by Conrad Sauer

Repairs by Blasius Schaxel

Annual maintenance through Blasius und Josef Schaxel

Remodeling by the Freiburger Organ builder August Merklin

Repairs by Freiburger Organ builder August Merklin

Care by H. Voit & Söhne aus Durlach

Extension of the restoration by the Silbermann specialist Ernest Mühleisen from Strasbourg-Kronenburg.

the organ is maintained by Organ builder company Vier, Oberweier

Silbermann Orgel

The versatile educated Johann Andreas Silbermann (1712 – 1783) brought the organ with 13 registers, planned consistently without reeds, to Meißenheim in 1776. The master created a pure parish accompanying gel.

The organ became known far beyond Meißenheim. It is the only formerly single-manual organ in Baden that was built by the Strasbourg Silbermannwerkstatt. Professionals and music lovers met and meet again and again in the Protestant baroque church. It is believed that the Silbermann organ in Meißenheim is one of the 100 most important organs in the world.

A detailed presentation of the history can be found on the website