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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  • There comes a point where cathedrals in Europe stop being as impressive as they once were because of just how many there are. It’s hard to truly wow me anymore. But for the first time in years I was....  more
    There comes a point where cathedrals in Europe stop being as impressive as they once were because of just how many there are. It’s hard to truly wow me anymore. But for the first time in years I was....  more »
  • Strasbourg was the penultimate leg of our 7 month trip through Europe, the UK and Canada. It was a genuine surprise. It was just a stop off on the way to Paris where we spent 5 great days. Loved... 
    Strasbourg was the penultimate leg of our 7 month trip through Europe, the UK and Canada. It was a genuine surprise. It was just a stop off on the way to Paris where we spent 5 great days. Loved...  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!

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