Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg, Strasbourg
About Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg, Strasbourg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Place de la Cathedrale, 67000 Strasbourg, Franc e
Ticket Price: 4 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
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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 Information
- 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.
Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Trams A and DLangstross - Grand'Rue
- Buses at Strasbourg Historical Museum
Restaurants Near Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg
- Chez Yvonne
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Cathedrale Notre Dame De Strasbourg, Strasbourg Reviews - Write a Review
Beautiful Cathedral. Everytime I've been to Strasbourg there has always been a long queue so I have never been inside. A few weeks ago I was lucky and there was hardly any queue. I was amazed and awestruck. By far the most beautiful church I have seen inside
Very nice cathedral. We didn't go up because it was a gorgeous day and the line was huge, but we went in and had a walk around. We also sat outside people watching. Around the cathedral there are lots and lots of restaurants, but they seemed expensive, if you walk towards the river, you can find other places. Also, lots of souvenir shops with really cute stuff.
A lovely Cathedral. Amazingly intricate on the outside. The Cathedral shuts at 11.15am - 2pm, so make sure you go in before it closes if you don't want to hang about. Free entry to Cathedral (left hand side as you look at it) but if you want to go up the tower it is 5E for Adults and less for children (around right hand side corner as you look at it). If you suffer from vertigo you may have a hard time of it (like I did) as some of the walls of the spiral staircase are open so you can get the view. Many steeps up and it seems never ending, but a view over Strasbourg and mountains in the distance. It is open until quite late (depending on season). You may be able to catch the sunset if you go later. Astronomical clock is inside the Cathedral in the back right hand corner - you can get a ticket for E2.50 to see it in action at 12.30 should you wish.
Fantastic city to visit let alone being able to visit one the oldest structures in Europe . The detail that you see today is astoundingly beautiful and intact considering construction started 1015. I would recommend anyone that wants to see the amazing sites this is a must do
Nothing had prepared me before too be awestrucked by this majestic giant cathedral. No photo cab justify the scale. You gotta see it with your own eyes. Bring some deep heat for your neck
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