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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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  • Very impressive and very popular so get here early if you can to avoid the crowds. We were there in October and it was still crowded. 
    Very impressive and very popular so get here early if you can to avoid the crowds. We were there in October and it was still crowded.  more »
  • Came for mass on 01/01/2023. Run late 5 min. Tried to enter, security did not let us in. Literary moments after behind us, local gentleman give nod to security person and he let him in fronting his... 
    Came for mass on 01/01/2023. Run late 5 min. Tried to enter, security did not let us in. Literary moments after behind us, local gentleman give nod to security person and he let him in fronting his...  more »
  • The beautiful building with its lacy spire is a lovely and interesting site. Unfortunately we couldn't go inside as they were holding Xmas day mass but it was impressive enough to view from the... 
    The beautiful building with its lacy spire is a lovely and interesting site. Unfortunately we couldn't go inside as they were holding Xmas day mass but it was impressive enough to view from the...  more »
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  • This is a must see location if you are within 100 miles. Strasbourg the old city is just incredible for old buildings and interesting sites. The Cathedral is very impressive from the outside and the inside is just Great. The altar and the backdrop are very well done. The stained glass is amazing as well. I walked to the top of the Cathedral and highly recommend doing this if you can. Great views and interesting views of the Cathedral as you climb.
  • What a wonderful cathedral!! The clock inside is really neat. I loved the nativity scenes and I'm so glad they were still up when we went in January. We climbed up the tower, which was a highlight of our entire vacation!
  • Very impressive cathedral. It is breathtaking to look up and realize how small we are. It is a very historical cathedral and 142 m high. It is for free to go up the stairs. The view has to be amazing. Unfortunately the queue on weekends especially sundays is too long. But the city has a very nice atmosphere. I liked and enjoyed it a lot.
  • Awesome place to visit. We came here with our three daughters ages 5,3,1.5 and had a great time. I wore the baby, the 5 year old walked, and the 3yo sat on our shoulders on and off up the tower. It was a tough 20 minutes up but completely worth it. The view and historical information was fascinating, to say the least, and for very reasonable pricing. We brought some snacks that we ate at the top on the “courtyard”. We did go inside the cathedral, where there was a mass going on and a small gift shop; the entry and fees for the tower are on the side of the building near the petite train.
  • Absolutely beautiful! There is an amazing clock in the back right corner that does a little something every 15 minutes. It’s not amazing but it’s cute and fun to see if you’re around. The gift shop was great and some good finds for good prices. The nativity scene inside was absolutely gorgeous!

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