Located in the historical center of Strasbourg, the Cathedral of Our lady is considered to be one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the world. With only one spire, reaching up to 142 metres high, the cathedral was the highest building in the world from 1647 to 1874.
Construction of the Our Lady Cathedral started in 1176 and was finished in 1439. It stands on a site where a Roman Temple was located and a Romanesque church which was destroyed by fire.
Inside the building is one of the largest astronomical clocks in Europe. It was made in the 16th century, the mechanism itself is from 1842. The clock features besides the automata, a perpetual calendar, a planetary dial, a display of the position of the Sun and the Moon, and solar and lunar eclipses.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg has also a viewing platform which can be reached by climbing 300 steps. From here you can have magnificent views of the surrounding area.
View location in Strasbourg, France.