Why is the Strasbourg Cathedral famous?

Why is the Strasbourg Cathedral famous?

At 142 metres (466 feet), Strasbourg Cathedral was the world’s tallest building from 1647 to 1874 (227 years), when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai’s Church, Hamburg. Today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world and the highest extant structure built entirely in the Middle Ages.

Can you go inside the Strasbourg Cathedral?

Entry for Strasbourg Cathedral is free. You can admire the cathedral, as well as the astronomical clock outside the presentation time (animation of automatons everyday at 12h30). You will find here opening times to visit Strasbourg Cathedral. Access to the astronomical clock presentation is not free.

What is the name of the cathedral in Strasbourg France?

The cathedral of Notre-Dame – Strasbourg.

Who commissioned the Strasbourg Cathedral?

Werner of Habsburg
History of Strasbourg Cathedral. The current building was erected on the site of a 103 metre long old Romanesque basilica, commissioned in 1015 by the Bishop of Strasbourg, Werner of Habsburg, with the support of Emperor Henri II. This Ottonian style wooden-framed building was destroyed by fire in 1176.

Is Strasbourg a country?

In 2018, the city proper had 284,677 inhabitants and both the Eurométropole de Strasbourg (Greater Strasbourg) and the Arrondissement of Strasbourg had 500,510 inhabitants….Strasbourg.

Strasbourg Strossburi(g) (Alsatian)
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg

What is the Strasbourg cathedral made of?

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg/Materials
Strasbourg’s 11th–15th-century Cathedral of Notre-Dame, damaged in 1870 and again in World War II, has been carefully restored. Built of red Vosges sandstone, it is a harmonious edifice despite the variety of its architectural styles. It has an asymmetrical facade (mainly 13th century) with fine sculptured portals…