Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg2588 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Place de la Cathedrale, 67000 Strasbourg, Franc e, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: 33-388214334
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
One of Europe’s most stunning examples of Gothic Architecture, the cathedral is built on the site of a small roman temple. The Bishop who commissioned it in 1015 had wanted a Romanesque influence, but during the renovations in the 12th Century, Alsace was in the tight grip of Gothic influence. The building truly belongs to the city; after the Bishop’s downfall, the municipality and the citizens themselves funded the completion of the church. Completed in 1399, this magnificent construct held the title of the tallest building of the modern world for over 400 years for it’s 142-metre spire. It was converted into a Protestant Church (1521 – 1681) before reverting Catholicism under France’s rule. Despite it’s majesty, the cathedral looks like it’s about to fly off the ground and soar into the sky – it looks light and graceful.
Things to observe include:
- It’s single tower – unique among Gothic Cathedrals
- Over the triple portal Gothic Façade - the statues of the Prophets, the Wise and Mad virgins and the Virtues and Vices
- The baptistery by Dotzinger
- The Mount of Olives
- The Romanesque chancel left in remembrance of the original church.
- The pulpit decorated by Hans Hammer
- The Great Rose Window
- The Gallery of Kings
- St. Pancrace's altar
- 15th-century mural paintings
- The organ
- The astronomical clock – a very popular Renaissance curiosity put together by many artists and technicians. It has an automation mechanism describing the passing of a man’s age. It’s intricately decorated with characters and themes from the bible.
- For an additional fee, you can climb to the cathedral platform, a wonderful Strasbourg viewpoint and get clicking!
There is almost nothing bad to be said about the place. It’s grand in the day; it’s grand in the evening. Put the cherry on the top of your experience here by attending a mass (check website for timings).
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Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg Travel Tips
- You can buy CD’s of religious music recorded by the Cathedral’s four choirs.
- At 1230, the astronomical clock will put on the 12 apostle parade.
- Platform reachable only by the 300-step stairs.
Entrance Ticket Details For Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg
- 4.40 Euros for adults, 2.20 Euros for 5-18 year olds and students.
- Free entry on first Sunday of every month.
How to Reach Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg
- Trams A and DLangstross - Grand'Rue
- Buses at Strasbourg Historical Museum
- Chez Yvonne
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89.95% of people who visit Strasbourg include Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg in their plan
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Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg Reviews & Ratings
Wow. Awe inspiring. I am not religious in the least, but the amount of time and effort that must have went into this cathedral is hard to fathom. Beautiful carving and stone work inside and outside. The astronomical clock is interesting to watch for a while. Definitely worth a visit for the architecture, history and art.
One of the best church I have seen in my life. The famous and most interesting thing about it is- it took more than 400years to construct. And yes it is actually clear from its structure and designing. There is a clock in the church which is completely mechanical based and it is amazing. I recommend everyone out there if you ever get the chance to come to Strasbourg do not go back without seeing the church and yes do try to capture the complete building of the church in one frame 🖼 😀👍🏻
A beautiful cathedral in a pretty city. Inside is spacious and the astronomical clock is a must see. The side chapels were very pretty and ornate. Lovely windows and cathedral surrounded by nice lunch places and coffee shops
The incredible beauty and history of this cathedral is not to be missed. If you decide to go to the top, just know that it is a steep spiral staircase with one actual stopping place. If you are concerned with confined spaces, it may be a challenge. The view at the top, however, is so worth it! The animated ancient clock is inside near the back of the sanctuary. There is movement every half hour, but the big event is at 12:30 pm, so get over to the clock early because a crowd gathers!
Just a stunning cathedral inside and out. Exterior is covered in details. Beautiful stained glass windows and organ. With the Paris cathedral closed, a trip here is worthwhile as is the whole area.