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
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 journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de.