Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
4.5
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8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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This huge cathedral, Strasbourg's most famous landmark, is an intimidating example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • NorCal-traveler08
    Orangevale, California1,922 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing church, should not be missed!
    This is an amazing, beautiful church. From the outside/in, it is breathtaking. There was a cue to get in December during the Christmas Markets but it went fast. We didn't go to the astronomical clock tour and demonstration. You can still go up and see the clock even if you don't pay for the tour. The rose window when the sun shines through is beautiful. During Christmas they had figures depicting the life/death of Christ. This is truly a work of art.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2023
  • LegalEyeDallasTexas
    Dallas, Texas177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see but can be crowded
    Gorgeous. Massive gothic cathedral is a must see. But it is a bit crowded and the square around it is a bit overloaded with tour groups. So we came to see it but then were happy to love on to less touristy areas. Still a must see.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written June 6, 2023
  • swoodruf
    Muskegon, Michigan1,400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Cathedral in Strasbourg
    All I can say is WOW! This cathedral almost took my breath away. You walk around a corner, and all of a sudden you see it. This gothic cathedral has so many intricate carvings on the facade that you could look at it all day. The stained glass inside this structure is absolutely beautiful.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Lisa G
    Aurora, Indiana586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not enough superlatives to describe this amazing gem
    We were amazed at how beautiful this church is. It is truly awe-inspiring. We walked all around and climbed the 330 steps up the tower. (I am glad we did it but it was a difficult climb and the spiral staircase is extremely narrow in places.) This is a must see.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when you visit Strasbourg
    A fine mixture of Romanesque and Gothic this monster was apparently the tallest building in the world for two centuries up to the 1870s. The west front and west portals are particularly impressive with extremely high-quality carvings. The inside has the usual soaring pillars and some brilliant stained glass but perhaps the biggest attraction, simply because it is so unusual, is the massive astronomical clock with its amazing clockwork mechanism. A must during any visit to Strasbourg.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • seema60
    Toronto, Canada947 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gothic cathedral in the heart of Strasbourg
    We saw the gothic cathedral from the outside and learned about its history. It’s a beautiful cathedral with a mixture of architectural styles. It was one of the highest spires during the medieval ages and the cathedral is well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 12, 2023
  • romanshorner
    Munich, Germany1,279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Light Show
    As we came in the evening, the Cathedral was already closed. But as it was a nice summer evening, we could enjoy a beautiful light show with music, which is presented in the evenings during summer each full hour. The show is not only at the fassade, but also at Place du Château.
    Visited August 2022
    Written July 30, 2023
  • SubmarineDoc
    Mount Olive, North Carolina24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked around it but did not go in it.
    I put the address in my rental car GPS and drove right up to the front door, even though there were people all over the place. (I dod follow some service trucks too though). Big crowds, and plenty of cafes and places to get a meal. I did not go in because I've been in hundreds of old cathedrals. I read about it, and was happy. It's very pretty. I walked all around it, and this is possible.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Ian S
    153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Gothic Cathedral In The Centre Of Strasbourg
    On Monday 7th August, 2023, we visited Strasbourg on an excursion by Shearings via a Rhine Cruise. Strasbourg is beautiful City to explore. There were long queues for the magnificent Strasbourg Cathedral which is free to visit. It is a wonderful building of Gothic and Romanesque design and has lots of history. The intricate outside carvings and the brilliant stained glass are truly amazing . It is incredible how structures like these were built without modern technology. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Bonnie M
    Brevard, North Carolina349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do the astronomical clock session!
    This cathedral is very large and entry is free. If there is a line don’t worry it moves very fast. I wanted to focus on the process of how to get tickets for astronomical clock presentation. You must go into the cathedral as if you were touring it and then proceed to the gift shop which is at the exit. They will not let you just go to the gift shop. The tickets cost 4 euros. Tickets are not sold in advance or on the website. At 11:30 you are allowed access to the clock through the side entrance. If you are standing in front of the cathedral it will be to your right. There is not any seating except for along the wall on steps and only a few. At 12:00 noon there is a video that covers the making of the clock and explains how it works. It is absolutely fascinating and without understanding how the clock works, it may not be as interesting when you see the clock work. At 12:30 the clock has its daily presentation. I highly recommend doing this!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
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Gaynor h
Grafton, ND901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Neither of us are religious, though my husband was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school until grade 10, but this magnificence of this Cathedral left us both in awe. The windows, the pulpit, the altar, the sheer size of it, were incredible. The line was long but diminished as we ate our gelato. No shorts, no midriffs, nothing skimpy. No cell phones, no food, no drink, no noise. There are periodic announcements saying Mesdames et Messieurs….Sssshhhh! Wonderful.
Written April 14, 2024
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jktrock
Sagamihara, Japan745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I am not going to write about the cathedral itself. It’s simply majestic, no other comments. But please visit the gift shop inside the cathedral. There is the sweetest man working there who will assist you with all your purchases AND the selection is just amazing. Simple yet so beautifully decorated and unique AND inexpensive. These will make very special gifts to a Catholic.
Written March 21, 2024
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annminky
United States1,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
What a way to celebrate my birthday. I visited this cathedral on the 24th of January. It was drizzling but that didn’t stop me from exploring this heavenly place. I love cathedrals, basilicas and churches, and this one was worth the visit. So majestic! So much to see and enjoy. When visiting, take your time to walk and savor how beautiful this cathedral is. I was just in awe.
Written March 15, 2024
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Mark37Chicago
River Forest, IL97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Wonderful old cathedral built in the 1200s. There are several entrances for different things. Most people will just want the main entrance on the left side looking at the front for free entry. There are also entrances to climb the stairs to various levels, but those cost money. Don’t miss the museum of the church across the square to the right looking at the front door. Worth a visit.
Written February 8, 2024
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Panagiotis Lymperopoulos Photography
Athens, Greece37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
Strasbourg Cathedral, a colossal masterpiece of 13th-century Gothic architecture, dominates the skyline with its awe-inspiring presence. From its intricate spires to the imposing facade, every detail of this cathedral exudes a sense of grandeur and historical significance.

The sheer size of the cathedral is enough to make anyone feel small in comparison, a testament to the ambitious vision of the architects who crafted this marvel centuries ago. The soaring spires reach for the heavens, casting intricate shadows that dance across the intricate stone carvings adorning the exterior.

Entering the cathedral, one is immediately struck by the vastness of the interior space. The play of light through the stained glass windows creates a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors that adds a spiritual and contemplative atmosphere to the visit.

The architectural details inside are a testament to the craftsmanship of the medieval builders. From the ribbed vaults to the delicate tracery of the rose window, each element tells a story of both faith and artistic achievement. The cathedral's interior feels like a time capsule, transporting visitors to an era where devotion and craftsmanship merged seamlessly.

While the sheer scale and intricate details might be overwhelming for some, it's precisely this intimidation factor that makes Strasbourg Cathedral a must-visit for lovers of architecture and history. The climb to the top offers panoramic views of Strasbourg, providing a unique perspective on the city and its surroundings.

In conclusion, Strasbourg Cathedral is more than just a building; it's a testament to human ingenuity and devotion. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or someone seeking a spiritual experience, a visit to this Gothic marvel is an unforgettable journey back in time.
Written February 4, 2024
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JGADV
Diest, Belgium212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Impressive building, entry is free but there is security just to make sure there is no chaos, even when a long line is waiting to get in, things move pretty quickly so you don't have to wait long.
Written January 14, 2024
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Strasbourg's catholic cathedral goes by a few different names; Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Strasbourg Minster. In 1988, due to its impressive Gothic architecture it was added to the UNESCO world heritage list.

The astronomical clock, stained glass windows dating 12-14th c, and the pillar of angels were a few of my favorite highlights.
Written January 11, 2024
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HennySchaijk
Groningen, The Netherlands818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is an impressive cathedral, although the interior is not that spectaculair as in other big Franch cathedrals. the organ is wonderful but poorly ligttened. The roof offers an excellent view. This cathedral is very popular so expect a long que.
Written January 7, 2024
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JACK S
North Carolina160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The cathedral is free to visit. The lines to enter can be long but they move very quickly. There were at least two separate lines to enter so it doesn’t matter which line you are in.

Be prepared to have your bags checked for weapons. Have everything open to expedite the process.

This cathedral is still active and should be treated as a sanctuary/temple. Keep the noise to the quietest whisper possible. They will shush you over the intercom.

The architecture is absolutely stunning and takes your breath away.

Make sure you see the unique 1800s clock which provides both astronomical & calendrical information. It’s beautiful!

They also have a great gift shop which has something for everyone.

Definitely glad we visited.
Written January 2, 2024
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WriterJane
New York69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is an astounding cathedral with glorious stained glass windows and candles. But the highlight is the astronomical clock in the far corner, still calculating accurate time (except for DST, which didn't exist then!) Go early to avoid crowds.
Written December 31, 2023
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