Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
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This huge cathedral, Strasbourg's most famous landmark, is an intimidating example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.
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Neighborhood: Mairie Sud
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hanna718
NOVA481 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful gothic cathedral. You could spend hours just looking at all the details on the exterior. Inside is similiarly impressive. Such a massive space, designed and built centuries ago. The stained glass, including rose window, are fantastic. One small thing I thought was clever is that they had card machines to pay for votives, so if you don't have 2, or 5, or 10 euro cash on you, you can still purchase.

If you have the stamina (and not a severe fear of heights), I recommend doing the tower climb. It is not free (I think it was 8 euro maybe), and be prepared for a line especially if you are there on a weekend, but the views from the top, and getting to see the cathedral from such a different perspective is worth it.

Watch the mass times, and keep in mind that on Sunday the astronomical clock doesn't run.
Written November 3, 2021
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Janet M
Cordova, TN632 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited this cathedral in August 2021 as part of an included excursion on our Avalon Waterways river cruise. The Strasbourg Munster (in French “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg) is a Roman-Catholic church and is one of the most important cathedrals of the European architectural history. From 1647 to 1874, it was the tallest building in the world (461 feet high). Inside we saw beautiful round shaped stained glass windows and the old organ. It also has a famous astronomical clock and we happen to be there at 12:30 pm (the solar noon of Strasbourg) and saw the bird crow and a conga line of apostles issued forth from the clock’s instruments, and passes before Christ. This daily event is very impressive, but can get very crowded. Strasbourg is a delightful blend of French, German, and Jewish cultures. We also explored the quaint cobblestone alleys, half-timbered homes, and pretty, intersecting canals of the historic La Petite France district. Strasbourg is also one of the few towns in the world, which is the seat of international institutions (i.e., European Parliament, European Court of Justice, European Council, etc.), without being the capital city of the country.
Written January 24, 2022
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Eric860
Macclesfield, UK29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I’m not into churches as such, but the astronomical clock is quite fantastic and well worth the €3 entrance fee for the film and demonstration. As an example of an analogue computer it is quite remarkable especially given that it dates from the mid 1800s. It is more accurate than most modern watches and predicts the movements of the planets with remarkable precision.
Written February 10, 2020
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Gerson van Luijk
Tiel, The Netherlands365 contributions
Feb 2022
The church itself is grande and impressive, but that is all. Well, I was not that charmed by the church. The most cool thing is to go up the tower. You have to exit the church and enter on the side opposite of palais Rohan. The climb is impressive and not that easy. Climbing down is even more scary. On the rainy sunday we did not see a real queue, but on sunny saturday there was a queue all day. We entered last so we could see the dramatic sunset.
Written February 9, 2022
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA426 contributions
Nov 2021
Absolutely loved visiting this wonderful church. A must do when visiting the lovely city of Strasbourg. The Horloge Astronomique is a spectacular and large clock in the back of the church. I just cannot imagine how many hours it took to construct such an amazing device. It was great not only taking a picture from a distance but getting close and looking at different sections just gives you just an amazing perspective. I would recommend just taking your time and enjoying all parts off this church. You can also climb to get a panoramic view off the city. We chose not to do so and can only imagine the beauty from above. Would definitely visit again the next time we are in the area.
We actually arrived here from Munich for their Christmas Market since the one in Munich was cancelled. It was about 4 hours each way and well worth the long ride. It was one of our favorite Christmas Markets of our 3 week trip. Enjoy.
Written December 17, 2021
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Aneta867
Amalfi, Italy48 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is just stunning. It towers over the city and can be seen from distance, when strolling around I've always made a little detour just to walk by it.I liked it a lot during sunset when it totally changed colour to reddish. Amazing, that was just a wow.
Make sure to visit astronomical clock at 11:30, when they project a 30 minutes movie about its history. It will give you the great overview of its history and construction. Without that I wouldn't appreciate how amazing piece of mechanical art it is.
Written February 5, 2020
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Heathcote H
Creston, IA77 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
A “Do Not Miss” visit.
Whether you stop to view the beautiful leaded glass, stop to pick up a small tourist item or two, or just to seek some peace in your soul, this is a great place to visit.
Check the opening hours before planning your.
It’s right across the street from tourist information and anchors a bustling square.
Written November 2, 2021
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LisaSchulze
Tübingen, Germany4 contributions
Mar 2022
A jewel of medieval architecture. You will feel really small compare to its huge tower! The inside is beautiful, really light structured and soft light entering by the huge rosace. The organ... The astronomical clock... Must see!
Written March 11, 2022
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Mars_L123
Leuven, Belgium49 contributions
Oct 2021
Only saw this cathedral on the outside because it was part of the city evening walk. The entrance side of this church was nicely illuminated, yet not too bright, so one could still admire in the dark those magnificent sculptures. And the stained glass window was also kindly illuminated from the inside which made a nice picture in the darker night. The angels on the facade were put in spotlights as well.
Written October 3, 2021
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Kris B
Kure Beach, NC280 contributions
Sep 2021
The cathedral is beautiful inside and out. Make sure you see it all lit up at night. The astronomical clock is cool, but the show/movement was a little underwhelming, though the movie was interesting. What is the real stunner is the view from the top. If you can handle the 355 stairs up the stone spiral staircase you will not be disappointed.
Written September 23, 2021
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