When you arrive to Strasbourg, its imposing cathedral greets you from many places in the city. It imposes on the outside, cause not in vain it was the tallest building in Christendom until the nineteenth century, but also from inside. And one of its most popular attractions is the astronomical clock, a Renaissance building whose mechanism dates from 1842.

The astronomical clock

The astronomical clock

The watch is characterized by its automatons, its calendar, the presence of a planetarium and especially by the procession of figures that occurs every day at 12 noon. In addition to this, they project a documentary that explains the process of manufacturation of this spectacular clock.

A more detailed view

A more detailed view

The ‘procession’ consists of the Apostles parading in the presence of Christ, who blesses them while a rooster moves the wings. It is very curious to see it. This clock shows the official time, but it also shows the day, month and year in which we are, the phases of the moon and even the positions of the planets.

The Apostles procession

The Apostles procession

The visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg is free, but not to enter the area where the clock is located, for this we will have to pay 2 euros. From the bars you will be able to see the clock, but we recommend that you pay, because it is definitely worth seeing every detail and every sphere from close up. On Sundays and bank holidays it is free, but they do not show the documentary.

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