Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

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Nestled amidst an array of charming medieval houses, the Romanesque architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, a masterpiece of Erwin von Steinbach, is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high or late Gothic Architecture in Europe. Standing at 142 m (466 ft), it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874, only to be surppassed by St. Nikolai's Church in Hamburg. Today, it is among the tallest churches in the world and is still the highest still-standing struture built entirely during the Middle Ages. The cathedral was described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel" and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God". Visible from across the plains of Alsace, the Cathedral can also be seen from the Vosges Mountains and from the Black Forest across the Rhine. While you're here, don't forget to take note of the exquisite astrological clock built by Schwilgue of Strasbourg in 1842. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Strasbourg Edition.
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  • A visit to the "Cathedral" includes a city tour of Strasbourg as the visit of the Cathedral in Cologne. Admission is not charged but are checked at the entrance to the bags. Despite of tourist flows, you can make out quiet "corners" to the senses. The astronomical clock is currently under restoration.
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  • Magnificent cathedral what can I say? Our Lady of Paris may pale beside, our Lady of Strasbourg is for me the epitome of Gothic art.
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  • The Church can not be missed! Impressed externally and internally, with great beauty and above all great atmosphere! Despite the many visitors you feel drawn to pray.
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  • Very nice cathedral. Well preserved and pretty. The glass stained windows are really great to see the light come through on the inside and the astrological clock is really amazing. Definitely recommend going if you have the chance since it's free. Additionally, there's lots of nice shops and restaurants around the place and it's a really beautiful place to be. The old Town is really pretty and closer by with lots of bakeries and cafes, and closer by is the more modern shopping center with Zara, Starbucks, etc.
  • What an amazing church. The grand size is amazing. I was not ready for how big it was. As we were driving into the city, the steeple towered over the city. It is free to walk in, and a must to see if your are in the area. The interior is just as impressive as the outside. The pipe organ is absolutely beautiful. I really enjoy old churches for there architecture and thinking about the time and effort that would go into building them. Inside the are several different things to see including an astrological clock. Unfortunately, the clock was under construction, but at least I was able to observe it. Be careful not to be loud, or a man will come over a loudspeaker and ask you to be quiet in French.
  • This is a breathtaking cathedral! Inside, you can find an interesting astrological clock and a beautiful organ. The Cathedral is not painted all around, but only at the altar. However, the windows are all nicely decorated with rich colors. There is a way to go up on the stairs and watch strasbourg in a panoramic way, but it costs five euros.
  • This is a beautiful Cathedral! The stained glass windows and art work is amazing. We were recommended to go here by some locals, and we are glad we did! Make sure to look out for the dog on the stairs in the catherdral and rub his head for good luck! Also it is well worth the time and money to walk up the steps to the top of the cathedral and overlook the entire city. It is a bit of a work out though, so be prepared. They also will give you a student discount if you have your student ID.
  • A very good place to visit. Totally enjoyed the culture and atmosphere of France. The cathedral was awesome. The palace was very good and the museum was very nice. All over I had a really good experience. Totally loved it....!!!☺☺😊😊😊☺☺
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