The most striking aspect of Strasbourg Cathedral is its sheer size. At 142.15 metres high, this gothic tour de force was, until the 19th century, the tallest Christian church in the world.
From the outside, the cathedral’s façade is like a large-scale medieval picture book. Hundreds of intricate sculptures seem to be crawling off the wall, accentuating the effects created by shadow and light, while the colour of the pink sandstone changes with the hour of the day and the colour of the sky. Elsewhere, the interior boasts magnificent stained-glass windows and a masterpiece of an astronomical clock with a timing mechanism dating back to 1842.
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Place de la Cathédrale
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