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 Edition.
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  • My wife and I have visited so many cathedrals across Europe. However, this one is simy magical. Perhaps, the Strasbourg Christmas market adds to the wonderment of this majestic holy place. I did not.....  more
    My wife and I have visited so many cathedrals across Europe. However, this one is simy magical. Perhaps, the Strasbourg Christmas market adds to the wonderment of this majestic holy place. I did not.....  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • Fascinating place where Bernard de Clairvaux once preached. Go to Mass there when the Schola is singing in Gregorian chant and the organ is blaring. The sound bouncing off the stones is amazing... 
    Fascinating place where Bernard de Clairvaux once preached. Go to Mass there when the Schola is singing in Gregorian chant and the organ is blaring. The sound bouncing off the stones is amazing...  more »
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  • Amazing architecture! Would have loved to see the interior as well. Unfortunately big queues put us off. We don't like crowded spaces especially with young children. We did walk around it and it was quite spectacular. By all means if you have time and patience go for it!
  • The Cathedral is an excellent piece of architectural grandeur and elegance that is full of amazing sculptures, creative artwork, interior decor, ambience, and peace of mind. There is a nice big clock that is beautifully crafted and decorated, and speaks at frequent times. The outside and inside of this monument is worth seeing in fine detail. It will take you about 2 hours to cover it fully. Best would be to go on sunny and warm days when the visibility is good to take some great shots. You can do prayers inside as it is very peaceful and calm. The facility is well-maintained and looked after. I met some nice and friendly people and cheerful staff. A nice experience.
  • The cathedral was absolutely magnificent. The architecture was beautiful and in stark contrast with the small, German buildings surrounding it. As you're walking toward it, you see the pillar at the top peeking over some buildings. However, as soon as you get to the actual square it's in, you have to stop and admire such an imposing structure. It was incredibly massive. Pictures do not at all do it justice. We were only able to see the outside when we went because mass was going on inside, so when you go, try to plan your trip around mass or plan to spend the entire hour attending mass. However, definitely do not miss this attraction if you're in the area.
  • I've been to 5 different Notre Dame cathedrals in France and each is unique and different. This cathedral is amazing. It has tapestries and a beautiful alter area. This cathedral also has a huge cuckoo clock that is amazing. I stayed and say the :15 & :30. Would have loved to stay to see the top of the hour but had other things planned.
  • Very nice cathedral. Looks beautiful during sunset. The outside architecture is amazing with all the statues, pillars and figures. You can also go into the cathedral without having to pay a fee and it is really interesting. You can also pay to go up onto a higher level of the cathedral and look down on the city but you might need quite a bit patience in the long and slow-moving queue.

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