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The catholic church in Traenheim
The catholic church in Traenheim
Coat of arms of Traenheim
Coat of arms
Traenheim is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Traenheim is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°35′46″N 7°27′59″E / 48.5961°N 7.4664°E / 48.5961; 7.4664Coordinates: 48°35′46″N 7°27′59″E / 48.5961°N 7.4664°E / 48.5961; 7.4664
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Saverne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Evelyne Loew
Area1 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 640
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 67492 /67310
Elevation 174–265 m (571–869 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Traenheim (German: Tränheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

A Jewish house church from 1723 survives. It is an upstairs room in a half-timbered house renovated for use as a place of public worship over the "vociferous" objections of the town's pastor but with the permission of the government. The room still has Hebrew prayers on the walls.[1]

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  1. ^ Kaplan, Benjamin J., Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, 2007, Chapter 8, pp. 188-9 ff..